Pakistan court stays mentally ill man's execution

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A court in Pakistan has stayed the execution of a schizophrenic man who was due to be hanged next week, a rights group says.

The Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) rights group said that the court decided to wait for a ruling in the case of another death row prisoner with schizophrenia, Imdad Ali.

A total of 326 people were hanged in Pakistan in 2015, according to figures from Amnesty International, putting Pakistan behind only Iran and likely China (which does not confirm the number of executions).

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