Sunday, 5 December 2021

Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Sentenced To Death In Pak, To Meet Family On Christmas


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on December 25.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism. The International Court of Justice in May halted his execution on India’s appeal.

Jadhav has been allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25, foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.

During his weekly news briefing, the spokesman said a staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting.


Jadhav was tried by a military court and sentenced to death for aiding terrorist attacks in Pakistan, fanning unrest in Karachi and attempting to jeopardise China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to the military, the Indian spy was provided with a legal counsel and a fair trial was carried out at the army court however, India approached International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking halt to his sentence.

Pakistan was ordered by the court to not execute the prisoner until further order.

India and Pakistan have filed explanations sought by the international court in The Hague and the court is to proceed with the case.

Jadhav had confessed to the charges in a video which was posted online by Pakistan Army days after his arrest last year. He revealed that he was tasked by Indian authorities to sabotage CPEC and fan unrest in Pakistan.

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