2009
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Facts of the Case:

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R.I.P
Mr Sarabjit Singh was attacked by inmates in Kot Lakphat Prison in Lahore Pakistan on Friday 25th of April 2013. It is believed that Mr Sarabjit Singh died shortly after the attack. It is understood that he was left bleeding for more than two hours by the prison officials before he was admitted into hospital.

The murder was facilitated by the State; the perpetrators used sharp objects and bricks made available to them in a high security prison to attack Mr Sarabjit Singh. This attack took place during the run up to the elections in Pakistan.
The perpetrators were arrested and have yet to be tried. A prison warden was suspended.

On the 18th of May 2013, the Pakistani authorities ordered an inquiry into Mr Sarabjit Singh’s murder to be presided by His Honour Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi. Submissions were made on behalf of Mr Sarabjit Singh’s family. We were invited to attend the hearing to make submissions in person. This inquiry is yet to be listed.

Jas Uppal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22375650

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/sarabjit-singh-autopsy-kidneys-heart-missing-say-doctors-362431

http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/sarabjit-case-pakistan-judge-appeals-for-online-submissions/1117491/

Mr Sarabjit Singh is an Indian National who was convicted and sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan in 1991 for his alleged involvement in terrorists attacks in Pakistan.

He has been in solitary confinement for over 19 years in a small cramp cell without insufficient space for him to stand upright. Until the recent intervention of a human rights group from Canada, Mr Sarabjit Singh remained shackled in his cell.

Mr Sarabjit Singh has maintained his innocence from the outset. He continues to maintain he is farmer from a village near Amritsar in the Punjab, married with two daughters both of whom were toddlers at the time of his arrest.

Mr Sarabjit Singh’s Sister Mrs Dalbir Kaur has campaigned tirelessly on behalf of her brother since his arrest and continues to do so to date.

Mr Singh does not have the benefit of a legal team in India. His current lawyer in Pakistan is Mr Awais Sheikh who is a human rights lawyer.The original mercy peition was filed by by the previous lawyer and was rejected by president Pervaiz Musharaf on the grounds it was out of the statutory limitation period.

Mr Sheikh has filed a fresh petition with the President Asif Ali Zardari , immediately after review petition was dismissed in Supreme Court following the failure of the previous lawyer to attend the hearing.

The mercy petition lodged by Mr Sheikh is currently waiting to be determined by President Asif Ali Zardari. A letter written by Sarabjit Singh praying for mercy ( handed over to Mr Sheikh at his recent meeting with Mr Sarabjit Singh in Jail) has been annexed to the mercy petition together with the letter from his sister Mrs Dalvir Kaur in support of the mercy petition. Mr Sheikh has continued to passionately defend and highlight Mr Singh’s plight in the media. Mr Sheikh has waived his legal fee.

Click here to read more about the case. (Amnesty Report)

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  4. I see the murder of #SarabjitSingh as illustrative of the #UN to protect the innocent; to avert gross and grave #injustices against innocent individuals. The #Pakistan authorities have a great deal to answer for in this case, and indeed many others, including #genocide of certain ethnic groups

  5. My sincerest condolences to the family of #SarabjitSingh. It only moments ago that discovered that he has gone http://freesarabjitsingh.com/
    http://freesarabjitsingh.com/?page_id=5

    Mr Sarabjit Singh was an Indian National who was convicted and sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan in 1991 for his alleged involvement in terrorists attacks in Pakistan.

    “He had been in solitary confinement for over 19 years in a small cramp cell without insufficient space for him to stand upright. Until the recent intervention of a human rights group from Canada, Mr Sarabjit Singh remained shackled in his cell.

    Mr Sarabjit Singh has maintained his innocence from the outset. He continues to maintain he is farmer from a village near Amritsar in the Punjab, married with two daughters both of whom were toddlers at the time of his arrest.”

    Mr Sarabjit Singh’s Sister Mrs Dalbir Kaur has campaigned tirelessly on behalf of her brother since his arrest and continues to do so to date.

    Rest In Peace

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or78iiexGsk

    Sarabjit Singh death: attack was with ‘intent to kill the person’, say doctors http://ndtv.in/17B9tkd pic.twitter.com/kSJ9kwGezs

    Madeleine Kingston Victoria Australia

  6. he is dead now……only becoz of indian govt…

  7. Our government considers it’s citizens life useless.
    We are not on it’s list of priorities, this is reversed when there are elections.
    We are indirectly culpable in Sarabjit’s case – we voted such a lame government to power.

    Mr. PM, the list of our citizens, army men, fishermen being crushed and abused by our so called friends and enemy countries is growing bigger and bigger. Yet, nothing moves you. Learn from USA – they punch, if you even lay a finger on their citizens.

    What’s wrong with you ? INDIA is a great nation, strong country, having greatly demonstrated capacity to deal with terrorism and enemies but somehow your party has managed to bring it down on it’s knees when dealing with them.
    I don’t feel pride calling myself INDIAN bcos of you.

  8. Surely if the government of India cared more about this man, they would have sent a team of legal representatives to prove his innocence in the Pakistan terror bombing….sadly as we can see, they don’t care. If he was wealthy, a politician, or a famous Bollywood actor he would have been brought home over 20 years ago.

  9. his involvement in the bomb blast that killed innocent civilians is proved in the court.the only way of his release is by the Islamic law i.e he could be forgiven by the relatives of the victims. otherwise his release would be painful for the relatives.

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  23. I think we shud come 2gthr & ptt our efforts 2 free an inocent man 4rm pak jail.

  24. I think we shud come 2gthr & ptt our efforts 2 free an inocent man free

  25. pak should release sarabjit singh.

  26. pak have to release sarbjeet singh

  27. sarabjit singh is innocent. he did not commit so free sarabjit singh

  28. we all should come together n take our voice to the prime minister n president of our country to look deep into this matter….n as d fact tells that sarabjit is innocent in this case so our government shound not leav any stone unturned to bring him back to our land-Bharat.

  29. pak should release sarabjit singh.

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  33. To determine his true identity, has there been any comparison of DNA
    samples from Mr Sarabjit Singh, with those of his close family members?
    Surely that would determine whether or not he is Manjit Singh, as claimed
    by the Pakistan authorities.