Pakistan has over 8200 people awaiting execution on the Pakistan Death Row and not all of them are adults. Terence Lenamon agreed to sign on as a "friend of the court" in an amicus brief that was being presented from U.S. scholars and advocates to the Pakistan government in an attempt to stop the scheduled execution of 14 year old Shafqat Hussein.
Shafqat Hussein was tried in their terrorism court for a crime that did not have anything to do with terrorism, and found guilty after a forced confession.
He was scheduled to die on January 9, 2014, but international news reports are that his execution date has been stayed by the Pakistani Interior Minister.
It’s safe to assume that efforts like those of Terry Lenamon and others signing that amicus brief and doing other things to spotlight what is happening in Shafqat Hussein’s case (among others in Pakistan) has helped to stop Friday’s scheduled execution.
Meanwhile, many more on the Pakistan Death Row are facing execution as the government lifted its 6 year six-year moratorium and began an execution schedule late last month.
The Pakistan Government has a goal to empty its Death Row — and reports are that it plans on executing 500 people in the first three months of 2015.
Execution method: hanging