posted 26 Jun 2012, 16:12
Sarabjit Singh gets Pakistan President Zardari's pardon, to walk free
ISLAMABAD: After being on the death row for 20 years over bombing charges, Indian national Sarabjit Singh is being released with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari today commuting his death sentence.
Zardari commuted Sarabjit's death sentence to life term which he has already completed having been in jail beyond 14 years. Therefore he is being released.
The 49-year-old Sarabjit, convicted and sentenced to death for alleged involvement in a string of bombings in Punjab in 1990 that killed 14 people has maintained his innocence and said that his was a case of "mistaken identity".
Zardari has directed authorities to release him if he has completed his prison term, official sources said.
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