PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE OF 2003 RIMSHA RAPE, MURDER CASE CONVICT UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT
December 3, 2020:
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 2 December 2020 denied the appeal of the accused in the 2003 case pertaining to the rape and murder of a minor and upheld the death sentence which had previously been awarded to accused Shabaan. Ā (Sources: News Desk, 02/12/2020)
Meanwhile, the death sentence of the co-accused Qaiser had been commuted to life imprisonment.
The decision came while the court was hearing an appeal for a case pertaining to the rape and murder of 3-year-old Rimsha in Muridke in 2003.
During the hearing, Justice Qazi Amin said the statements of the criminals’ own witnesses also go against them.