Missing ear-lobe, bruises on neck, head: Was Kulbhushan Jadhav tortured in Pakistan custody?

After photos of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his family were made public, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said people “more knowledgeable” than him think there were “signs of torture.”

Did the Pakistan government torture Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer which it sentenced to death on charges of espionage? Photos of Jadhav’s meeting with his wife and mother, have aroused suspicions that it did.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who spent many years working for the United Nations as a top diplomat, told the news agency ANI that “many people” who were “more knowledgeable” than him were of the opinion that there were “signs of torture.”

In one of the photos that was taken during Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his family, his right ear appears to show signs of injury.

Here’s a close-up of that photo.



In a tweet, activist and politician Shehzad Poonawalla lambasted the “inhuman” Pakistan government, and said there were “torture bruises” on Jadhav’s head and ear.

Pakistan allowed Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet two family members on “humanitarian grounds” today, over eight months after he was sentenced to death.

Jadhav’s mother and wife were accompanied by JP Singh, India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan.



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