PAKISTAN: MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER, RAPE EXECUTED IN HYDERABAD
October 31, 2017:
A man charged with murder and rape was executed early in the morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison. (Sources: pakistantoday.com.pk, 31/10/2017)
Convict Sikandar Ali Joyo was hanged in the presence of Magistrate Azhar Shamail while Prison Superintendent Ziaur Rehman confirmed the convict’s death.
The case against Joyo was registered in Dadu and the court after convicting him of raping and murdering a minor female relative in 2000 issued black warrants against him and sentenced him to death.
The Sindh High Court and Supreme Court turned down Joyo’s appeal against the conviction, while the president also rejected the convict’s appeal for mercy.
His family’s repeated efforts to seek pardon from the victim’s family were futile as the deceased’s mother refused to forgive the convict.