A leading campaigner for human rights, Amnesty Internation has expressed serious concern over death penalty awarded to former president Pervez Musharraf by special court in a high treason case.
Responding to the conviction, Amnesty International replied in a statement, saying that is crucial that an ex-military ruler receives a fair trial “without resource to death penalty.”
For decades, Amnesty International has been campaigning for the abolition of death penalty in the world.
“The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment; it metes out vengeance, not justice,” said the statement while explaining the group’s position on this issue.
On Tuesday, the special court awarded death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf in high treason case against him.