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ICJ begins hearing Jadhav's case

Press Trust of India  |  The Hague 

The International of Justice (ICJ) today began hearing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by

will be presenting its case first, followed by later in the day. Both sides will get 90 minutes each.

may avail a "short extension" beyond 90 minutes to present its case, the judge said in his opening remarks.

A military had awarded the death sentence to Jadhav, 46, last month for espionage and subversive activities.

appealed against the death sentence on May 8 alleging violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by Pakistan after its 16 requests for consular access were denied.

The next day, ICJ stayed the sentence.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 14:07 IST