India has sought to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence and allow him consular access.
The International Court of Justice will shortly give its judgement on India’s appeal against former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence in Pakistan on charges of “espionage and terrorism”.
India has sought to annul the sentence and allow Mr Jadhav consular access.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistan the March 2016 and accused of “espionage”. A year later, a Pakistani military court sentenced him to death. A month later, India took Pakistan to the world court and Mr Jadhav’s execution was stayed in May 2017. India asserts that Mr Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran, where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy. India also accused Pakistan of denying him consular access in violation of the Vienna Convention.
In December 2017, Mr Jadhav’s meeting with his wife and mother was allowed by Pakistani authorities. India accused Pakistan of harassing them on their visit to Islamabad. In February, the ICJ held a four-day public hearing in the case.
On July 4, The Hague-based court announced it would “deliver its verdict in the Jadhav case (India v. Pakistan)” at 1300 GMT (1830 IST) on July 17.
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On March 3, 2016, Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer, was arrested by Pakistan agencies on charges of spying