Akhlaq is one of Pakistan's many prisoners who came under the threat of being executed following a recent order by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to lift the death penalty moratorium in the country in an effort to fight terrorism.
Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Obudsman Konstantin Dolgov says that the Ministry is actively working to prevent the execution of Russian citizens abroad.
The mother of Akhlas Akhlaq who was executed in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad is leaving for Pakistan Monday evening to discuss repatriating her son's body.
Russia regrets Pakistan's refusal to commute the death sentence for a Russian national on humanitarian grounds, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Pakistani embassy in Russia is not aware of whether the family of Akhlas Akhlaq will be allowed to have him buried in Russia, according to the embassy's press counselor Raja Abdul Qayyum.
The question of transporting the body of executed Russian national Akhlas Akhlaq has not yet been decided, and will be discussed upon the arrival of Akhlaq's mother in Pakistan.
The father of the Russian citizen who was executed in Pakistan on Sunday for attempting to assassinate the country’s former president says his son should be buried in his hometown in Russia.
The mother of Akhlas Akhlaq, a Russian national who was executed today in Pakistan after being convicted of attempting to assassinate the country's former president, says her son was set up and kept in custody on concocted charges; his parents claim Pakistani authorities didn't have any real evidence that he committed the crime
Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman stated that Moscow is doing everything in its power to mitigate the death sentence for Russian national Akhlas Akhlaq.
Russian consul in Pakistan stated that execution of Russian citizen Akhlas Akhlaq, sentenced to death for attempting to assassinate Pakistan's former president postponed until Monday.
After Pakistan lifted its death penalty ban, a number of previous convicts, including a Russian citizen, became subject to execution.
The United States wanted to buy Russian citizen Akhlas Akhlaq, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan, for interrogation but decided not to after Akhlaq said he was a Russian citizen.
Russian citizen Akhlas Akhlaq has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for attempting to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf; Akhlaq could be executed on Sunday morning, a representative of the Russian embassy in Pakistan told Sputnik Sunday.