Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Imagine the "international community's" outrage if Israel announced it would execute 500 Muslim terrorists

Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks.
(AFP) Pakistan plans to execute about 500 militants in coming weeks, senior officials say, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism cases.

Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the six-year moratorium after last week's Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar, in which 149 people - 133 of them children - were killed in the deadliest terror attack in Pakistani history.

Six militants have been hanged so far after the death penalty was reinstated for terrorism-related cases.

"[The] interior ministry has finalised the cases of 500 convicts who have exhausted all the appeals," a senior government official said on condition of anonymity.

"Their mercy petitions have been turned down by the president and their executions will take place in coming weeks."

A second official confirmed the information.