Following the International Court of Justice ruling, Pakistan has announced to grant the consular access to Indian espionage Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The spokesperson Foreign office Dr. Faisal announced that Pakistan has decided to give consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and he was apprised about his right in this connection. “However the procedure for consular access being drafted,” he said in a statement.
Earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected Indian plea for spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s acquittal. The International Court of Justice announced its verdict in The Hague on Indian petition against the death sentence awarded by a military court on espionage charges. However, ICJ asked Pakistan to review the death sentence for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ also granted consular access to India.
The court found that nothing in Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) precludes its applicability to persons accused of espionage. The provision basically states that when a national of a foreign country is arrested, they must be informed of the right to have their country’s consulate notified and should also have the right to regular consultation with their consulate’s officials during their detention and trial.
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