Verdict on Jadhav death sentence to be announced today

Kulbushan Jadhav
Verdict on Jadhav death sentence to be announced today

The Hague: The International Court of Justice is looking forward to declare its verdict on India’s plea seeking revocation of the death sentence awarded by a Pakistan military court to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav.

The order will be announced by ICJ President Ronny Abraham in a public sitting at 3 p.m. India Time.

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It comes 10 days after India approached the UN’s top court for “provisional measure” of protection an interim relief in the Jadhav case.

In a public hearing on Monday, India accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav and pronouncing him guilty of espionage in a “farcical trial”.

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The Indian legal team represented by Deepak Mittal, who heads the Pakistan division of External Affairs Ministry, demanded immediate annulment of Jadhav’s death sentence amid fears that he may be executed even before the world court pronounced its decision.