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SC commutes sentence of mentally-ill death row convicts in landmark verdict

February 10th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 10, passed a landmark verdict on the cases of mentally ill prisoners on death row, commuting the sentences of two inmates with severe schizophrenia while directing prison officials to file a fresh mercy petition for the third death row inmate.

Mentally-ill death row convicts: SC reserves verdict on review plea

January 7th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved judgment on a review petition filed by three mentally-ill death row convicts against the court’s 2015 verdict upholding their sentence.

Activists hail SC orders for mentally-ill death row inmates

September 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Activists hailed the development of the Supreme Court ordering medical examination of two mentally-ill prisoners on death row saying it’s time to bring about reforms to alleviate the plight of hundreds of mentally ill prisoners in the country's jails.