CHINA: PAKISTANI MAN EXECUTED ON DRUGS CHARGES
September 21, 2011: China executed by lethal injection Pakistani man Zahid Husain Shah, 35, in Shanghai. He was arrested in 2008 and was convicted in 2010 of drug smuggling. According to Mr Husain's relatives, he was framed for a crime he did not commit.
Human rights groups had called on Beijing to stop the execution and urged Islamabad to take up appeals on his behalf. There was no comment from either government.
"Executing someone for drug-related offences violates internationally accepted standards for imposing the death penalty," said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International's Asia-Pacific director.
Four other Pakistanis arrested with Mr Shah were sentenced to life imprisonment. (Sources: BBC, 21/09/2011)