[Reader-list] Mercy Pleas Of Prisoners sent to Death
murali.chalam at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 10:48:26 IST 2009
Which is what the UPA Govt. wants as far as Afzal Guru is concerned.
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 10:18 PM, A.K. Malik <akmalik45 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> A little more for info:
> The number of prisoners sentenced to death whose mercy petitions is pending before the President is 26 and as per SC verdict they have a right to get the death sentence commuted to life imprisonment if they are kept waiting for long for their death sentence to be executed.
> --- On Sun, 9/20/09, A.K. Malik <akmalik45 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> From: A.K. Malik <akmalik45 at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [Reader-list] Mercy Pleas Of Prisoners sent to Death
>> To: "Sarai List" <reader-list at sarai.net>
>> Date: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 7:49 PM
>> Hi All,
>> News Item
>> "The Supreme Court has advised the government to
>> expeditiously dispose of mercy pleas of prisoners sentenced
>> to death and not to use human beings "as pawns in furthering
>> some larger political or government policy". As many as
>> death row prisoners, including Parliament attack convict
>> Mohammed Afzal Guru, are awaiting for a decision on their
>> mercy pleas. The court cautioned the government that any
>> delay in decision would amount to violation of condemned
>> prisoners' right to life with dignity."
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