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Pakistan to Allow India to Visit Convicted Spy


Pakistan has agreed to allow Indian diplomats to visit a jailed Indian man who was sentenced to death for spying.

A spokesman for Pakistan's foreign ministry said Friday, that officials for the two countries will work out a date for the visit.

India has been pressing its neighbor for access to the man, Sarabjit Singh, whose 1991 conviction on spying and involvement in a series of bombings was upheld last week by Pakistan's Supreme Court.

Singh's family denies the charges, saying he is a farmer who accidentally strayed onto Pakistani soil 15 years ago.

The Indian government has been pressing Pakistan to spare the man's life.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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