Kulbhushan Yadav: ICJ does not confirm Indian media reports of stay order against death sentence

Kulbhushan Yadav: ICJ does not confirm Indian media reports of stay order against death sentence
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NEW DELHI: International Court of Justice has not confirmed the Indian reports of stay order against the Kukbhushan Yadav death sentence by Pakistan Military Court.

However ICJ confirms that India has requested for the same and to get it declared illegal order.

New Delhi has instituted proceedings in the International Court of Justice in the matter of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian spy captured and sentenced to death in Pakistan earlier this year.

Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan.

According to a press release on Tuesday from The Hague based ICJ , India has requested the United Nations' judicial organ to provide relief "by way of immediate suspension of the sentence of death awarded to the accused".

India has contended that it was not granted consular access to Jadhav, which was in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. India has also claimed that it learned about the death sentence by way of a press release.

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