European Parliament expresses concern over flawed military court trials in Pak
Expressing concerns over the military courts hearing in Pakistan, the European Parliament has urged Islamabad to check freedom granted to the security forces and initiate impartial probe into killings by the forces.
In a resolution, the European Parliament called for an 'immediate and transparent transition' of cases under military courts to civilian courts.
The European Parliament resolution also expressed concern over the use of blasphemy law in Pakistan, which it believes is paving way for religious intolerance.
European Parl resolution further called on Pak to repeal sections 295-A,295-B & 295-C of Penal Code to prevent misuse of blasphemy charges— ANI (@ANI_news) June 15, 2017
The European Parliament during its meeting in Brussels also called on Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, with the ultimate goal of full abolition.
Protection of human rights in very bad condition in Pak, defenders of which face unfair trials, are killed or disappear:Member European Parl pic.twitter.com/yucB0yN4oj— ANI (@ANI_news) June 15, 2017
The EP resolution also mentioned Jadhav's case and said he was convicted by a military court in April 2017.
EU has to put pressure on Pak to repeal legislation of death penalty to make sure it respects human and labour rights: Member European Parl pic.twitter.com/giUZqLfH9A— ANI (@ANI_news) June 15, 2017