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Katju appeals for release of Sanaullah

PTI  New Delhi, May 05, 2013
First Published: 13:55 IST(5/5/2013) | Last Updated: 13:59 IST(5/5/2013)

PCI chairman Markandeya Katju on Sunday appealed to the Centre to release Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, who was injured in a scuffle in a Jammu jail and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chandigarh.

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"I appeal to the Indian government to forthwith send back Sanaullah, a Pakistani prisoner who was attacked in a Jammu jail and is said to be in coma, to Pakistan, as requested by the Pakistan government. This will be a humanitarian act," Katju said.

The PCI chief also appealed to the governments of India and Pakistan to immediately set up committees to review cases of all prisoners, and to set up mechanisms for early release of those convicted on alleged 'confessions' or insufficient or suspicious evidence.

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