Pakistan has formally offered consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav on Friday (August 2), Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal said.
“Things are taking place as per the judgement of International Court of Justice. We have offered him consular access in a formal manner which will take place on Friday. Now, we await India’s response”, Dr Mohammad Faisal said.
He added: “The atrocities are continued in Indian occupied Kashmir by Indian forces. United Nations, on several occasions, has pointed out utter violations of human rights in the occupied valley.”
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 today in The Hague on Indian petition against the death sentence awarded by a military court on espionage charges. However, ICJ had 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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