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Capital punishment for Indian ex-naval officer Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav accused of espionage

Last Modified Monday, 10 April 2017 (17:26 IST)
Islamabad: A military court sentenced Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, an Indian naval officer, accused of espionage, to death today. Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, in the turbulent province of Baluchistan, which has seen a long-running conflict between Pakistani security forces and a militant separatist movement.

The Pakistani military said in a statement Jadhav had confessed to being tasked by India's intelligence service with planning, coordinating and organising and sabotage activities in "aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan".
The sentence was passed by a Field General Court Martial and confirmed by the powerful army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The military did not announce any date for the execution.
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