The International Court of Justice has ordered Pakistan to review and reconsider a death sentence handed down to a former Indian Navy officer convicted of spying.
In a ruling on Wednesday, the United Nations’ top court found out that Pakistan authorities broke international law by not informing the accused of his rights and depriving the Indian government of consular access.
The former navy officer was arrested in Pakistan in March 2016 and accused of being an Indian spy.
The charges leveled against him included “espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan” and he was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court in April 2017.
India denies that its citizen is a spy, says he was kidnapped in Iran while visiting for business.