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Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed mercy petition 'seeking forgiveness', claims Pakistan's ISPR

Asif Ghafoor in his Facebook post wrote: Commander Jadhav has admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 22, 2017, 02.13 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations(ISPR) director general Major General Asif Ghafoor has released another "confessional" video of Kulbhushan Jadhav, India's former Navy officer who has been awarded the death sentence by a Pakistan army court for his alleged "involvement in espionage and terrorist activities in Pakistan".

ISPR claimed Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed a mercy petition "seeking forgiveness for his espionage, terrorist and subversive activities".

Major General Asif Ghafoor in his Facebook post wrote:

Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, the serving Indian Naval Officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has made a mercy petition to the Chief of Army Staff.

In his plea, Commander Jadhav has admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of many precious innocent lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions. Seeking forgiveness for his actions he has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds.

Commander Jhadev had earlier appealed to the Military Appellate Court which was rejected. Under the law he is eligible to appeal for clemency to the COAS (which he has done)and if rejected, subsequently to the President of Pakistan.

His second confessional video, in which he can be seen accepting his acts of terrorism and espionage is also released so that the world should know what India has done and continues to do against Pakistan.

The International Court of Justice had put a stay on the death sentence awarded to the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav last month.

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The International Court of Justice had put a stay on the death sentence awarded to the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav last month (Facebook)

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