Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced to execution through a farcical trial: India On Pak’s Claim He Refused Case Review
Pakistan’s claim that Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav has refused review of his case and wants to appeal for mercy is proof of its “reticence” to implement the order of the International Court of Justice in “letter and spirit”, India said today. Kulbhushan Yadav whos is facing death sentence in Pakistan. Calling Pakistan’s move a continuation of the four-year-long “farce”, the foreign ministry said the media statement “seeks to mask its continuing reticence”.
Last year in July, the International Court of Justice said Pakistan must review the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav, and it should remain suspended meanwhile. The court also agreed that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by not giving consular access to him after his conviction in a “farcical” closed trial.
Pakistan’s Attorney General Ahmed Irfan said Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a review petition on June 17. But he “preferred to follow up on his pending mercy petition,” he said. Pakistan has offered him second consular access, he added further.
“Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced to execution through a farcical trial. He remains under custody of Pakistan’s military. He has clearly been coerced to refuse to file a review in his case,” the foreign ministry of India said.
“In a brazen attempt to scuttle even the inadequate remedy under the Ordinance, Pakistan has obviously coerced Shri Jadhav to forego his rights to seek implementation of the judgment of the ICJ,” the ministry added further.