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Rights groups urge Pakistan not to resume executions of 7,000 death row inmates

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Campaign groups are appealing to Pakistan not to resume executions after a moratorium on the death penalty expired in June. In a joint letter to Pakistan's president and prime minister, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said the resumption of the death penalty ?puts Pakistan in opposition to the global and regional movement towards the abolition of the death penalty.? Witnesses say that Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of Islamists supporters of the country's ousted president barricaded inside. The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party said Ammar Badie, son of Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, was killed during protests against the army-backed interim government, as the death toll rose to 173.

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