India on Tuesday wrote to Pakistan to grant it consular access to Indian prisoners, including Kulbhushan Jadhav, and immediately release 10 Indian civilian prisoners lodged in jails whose nationality has been confirmed by Islamabad.
Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was awarded the death sentence by a Pakistani military court under Pakistan Army Act-59 (PAA- 59) on charges of espionage. India has, however, maintained that Jadhav is innocent.
The hearing in his case last happened in February at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) headquarters in The Hague, amid high tensions between India and Pakistan, after the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF men were killed. Read More