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Govt moves IHC to appoint lawyer for Indian spy Jadhav

Kulbushan Jadhav
ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for a lawyer to be appointed for an Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice filed a petition in the IHC for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s lawyer appointment.  The petition seeks the appointment of a lawyer for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent so that he can file a review petition for his death sentence.
Jadhav was arrested in 2016 for spying inside Balochistan during a counterintelligence raid, conducted by security forces.  He later confessed his involvement in terrorist activities inside Pakistan that resulted in the loss of many precious human lives.

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He also made important revelations about RAW’s role in sponsoring state terrorism in Pakistan. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. However, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav.
However, the ICJ is expected to pronounce its verdict in the case involving Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death in Pakistan, on 17th July 2020.
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