April 26, 2016

Pakistan: Grant Clemency to Abdul Basit (UA 96/16)

A Pakistani man convicted and sentenced to death for murder in 2009, Abdul Basit, is at risk of execution. His execution has been stayed three times, all at the last minute, in July, September and November 2015. He became paralysed in 2010 due to the inhumane conditions in which he was kept in Central Jail Faisalabad. 
1) Please write immediately in English or Urdu:
  • Urging the authorities to immediately grant Abdul Basit clemency and commute his death sentence; 
  • Urging them to re-establish the official moratorium on all executions in the country as a first step towards the abolition of the death penalty, in line with five UN General Assembly resolutions adopted since 2007;
  • Calling on them to ensure that any measures taken to combat crime do not violate Pakistan's obligations under international human rights law and that all safeguards guaranteeing the rights of those facing the death penalty are respected.


2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 96/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.