Pakistan to modify Army Act so Kulbhushan Jadhav can appeal in civilian court

Amending its Army Act, Pakistan will allow Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to file an appeal in a civilian court. The case is being tried in military court and the country’s present law does not allow an appeal. However, a special amendment is being made for Kulbhushan Jadhav in compliance with the directions of the International Court of Justice.

In 2017, Kulbhushan Jadhav was convicted by a Pakistani military court and sentenced to death on charges of espionage and terrorism. He was awarded punishment after a Field General Court Martial (FGCM).

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In March, Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan by security forces. India dismissed these claims as baseless and claimed that Jadhav, a former Indian Naval officer, was kidnapped by Pakistan’s security forces when he was in Iran on a business trip.

-PTC News