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Sarabjit's family still hopeful

September 14, 2005 18:26 IST

The family of Sarabjit Singh, sentenced to death in Pakistan in connection with five bomb blasts in cities there, expressed hope on Wednesdaythat the leaders of the two countries would find a 'positive' solution to save his life.

"I foresee a prosperous future for my brother and I am hopeful that during the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday, the issue of granting unconditional clemency to him would be discussed on a priority basis," said Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit's sister, who has waged a decade-long struggle for his release.

After paying obseisance at the Golden Templein Amritsar,she saidshe was 'optimistic' that the two leaders would find a 'positive solution' to saveSarabjit's life,so that he could be reunited with his family.

Even as the Pakistan Supreme Court said in its detailed judgement that Sarabjit deserved no 'leniency' and that death penalty to him was 'well deserved', Kaur said that his lawyer had told her that he would file areview petition. If that were to berejected, he would file a mercy petition.

Complete coverage: The Sarabjit Saga

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