PAKISTAN’S death row is one of the grimmest places on earth. The sordid conditions of its condemned—stowed away for decades, eight men to a 120-square-foot cell, sustained on filthy gruel and constantly recontaminating one another with disease—are the least of its horrors. When this book begins in 2013, an estimated 8,000 people were awaiting execution. A former minister estimates that two-thirds were innocent. “Trials” is about a foreign lawyer’s plunge into this swirling injustice. The surprise is the flowering of virtue that she finds at its centre.
Será fácil imaginar o que virá a pena de morte se vier a ser introduzida na Turquia.