Indian residents sit next to a placard with the picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Mumbai on Wednesday. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP
Review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was convicted of being a spy, the World Court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday.
A document published on the court's website, which appeared before the judges started reading out a summary of the judgment, stated that Pakistan has to provide an "effective review" of the case and added that a "continued stay of execution" of Jadhav was needed for that to happen.
India had asked the UN court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), to intervene in the case, as it said Jadhav had been given an unfair trial and had been denied diplomatic assistance by Pakistan.
The court found by 15 votes to 1 that Pakistan had breached Jadhav's rights under the Vienna convention on consular relations by not allowing Indian diplomats to visit him in jail, according to the document.
The ICJ has no means to enforce its rulings which are final and without appeal. It is unclear from the ruling what exactly would constitute an effective review of Jadhav's sentence.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, will get consular access following a decision this week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
All eyes are on The International Court of Justice that will deliver on Wednesday its verdict on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death for alleged espionage by a Pakistani military court.
Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage.
Indian tennis team will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 55 years to participate in the Davis Cup, Asian News International, ANI, quoted a senior official of All India Tennis Association, AITA, as saying on Sunday.
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