Save Abdul Basit

Stop this cruel execution

Abdul Basit’s hanging has been stopped three times at the last moment. But his stay of execution has now ended - now he once again faces the prospect of being hanged in his wheelchair.

He is not able to stand, but the Pakistani authorities have tried to hang him three times. Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered that the hanging must comply with the prison rules – but that’s an impossible task because the rules do not provide for the hanging of people unable to stand as this would result in prolonged and horrific suffering.

A UN expert has confirmed that Basit’s death sentence is illegal and should be commuted immediately. Tell Pakistan’s president to stop this cruel spectacle, and grant Basit’s plea for mercy.

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