Pakistan has allowed two Indian diplomats to visit an Indian prisoner sentenced to death for his alleged spying and involvement in deadly bomb attacks.
The move is the first step in confirming the identity of the man, whose family members say is a farmer called Sarabjit Singh. However, Pakistani officials say he is an Indian spy named Manjit Singh. No other details of the meeting have been given. The family says this is a case of mistaken identity, and that Singh accidentally strayed into Pakistani territory in August 1990 while farming his land near the border.
The Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the death penalty handed to Singh in 1991, a decision that sparked demonstrations in his own country and suicide threats by his family members.