Kremlin spokesman says Putin, Trump to meet in HamburgRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:39
Russia to wean off Ukrainian gas turbine engines by mid-2018Business & Economy June 26, 13:17
Astana meeting on Syria to focus on de-escalation zones — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:07
Northern Fleet divers resume surveying of WWII Arctic convoy transporterBusiness & Economy June 26, 13:00
Press review: Doubts over Putin-Trump talks and cornerstones for 2018 elections in RussiaPress Review June 26, 13:00
Top official says Russia’s warships operating in Syria praised by market playersMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:48
Russian arms exporter raked in $24 bln for selling 50 warships since 2000Military & Defense June 26, 12:39
Attack aircraft exercise on mock-up ‘enemy’ targets results in smashing successMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:14
Russia and India may ink deal on frigate supplies by end of JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:05
MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. The Russian embassy in Pakistan is negotiating with local authorities commuting the sentence to Russian citizen Ahlas Ahlak, sentenced to death on charges of attempted Pakistani former President Pervez Musharraf, deputy consul, Damir Galiullin, told TASS on Sunday.
“We are using every opportunity now to have the sentence commuted,” he said.
“We continue negotiations with the Pakistani authorities,” the deputy consul said. “We are trying to do everything possible for a positive decision.”
The assassination attempt was in December, 2003, and the sentence was presented ten years ago - in August, 2005. Besides the Russian citizen, four more people were sentenced. The citizenship became known only after the sentence was announced.
Ahlas Ahlak, who is 33 or 34 now, has a Pakistani father and a Russian mother. He came to Pakistan in March, 2001. In spring of 2004, he was arrested on charges of attempted assassination and later on was sentenced to death.