International Court of Justice

International court orders Pakistan to halt execution of alleged Indian spy

International court orders Pakistan to halt execution of alleged Indian spy

A United Nations court on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an accused Indian spy pending its final verdict in a case that has gripped the rival countries.

In a provisional win for India, the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer whom Pakistan arrested last year and convicted of espionage.

“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings,” the court at The Hague said in a unanimous order.

The judges said India had a “plausible”...

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