Pakistan has sentenced to death an Indian man accused of spying, which further increased tensions between the two countries. India argues that the former naval officer was "stolen" from Iran and said that his execution would be an act of "intentional murder."
Kulbushan Jadhav was arrested in March last year "for involvement in espionage and sabotage against Pakistan", according to a statement released by the Pakistani armed forces on Monday.
The statement said that Jadhav admitted that he had instructed the foreign intelligence Agency of India's research and analysis wing (RAW), "to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage actions aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan".
A military court found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death. India vociferously objected to the sentence Jadhav, stating that consular officials have been denied access to him during trial in violation of international law.
Delhi urgently summoned Pakistani diplomats on Monday to discuss the case. "Jadhav was stolen last year from Iran, and its subsequent presence in Pakistan has never been explained significantly," - said in a statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs of India.Earlier, the Ministry of foreign Affairs stated that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was engaged in business in Iran until his arrest in Pakistan.
If the sentence is executed: "the government and people of India will consider it as a case of premeditated murder". According to the report of Amnesty International on the death penalty this week, last year, Pakistan had executed 87 people, becoming the fifth-largest executioner in the world.
Jadhav charged in accordance with the Law on the Pakistani army of 1952 and the official secrets Act, 1923, which carry the death penalty.
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