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Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death

  • In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look a image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav,  who was arrested in March 2016, during a press conference by Pakistan's army spokesman and the Information Minister, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The army said in a statement Monday, April 10, 2017, that Jadhav was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and sabotage. Pakistan says Jadhav was an Indian intelligence official who aided and financed terrorist activities. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look a image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, during a press conference by Pakistan's army spokesman and the Information Minister, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The army said in a statement Monday, April 10, 2017, that Jadhav was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and sabotage. Pakistan says Jadhav was an Indian intelligence official who aided and financed terrorist activities. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look a image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav,  who was arrested in March 2016, during a press conference by Pakistan's army spokesman and the Information Minister, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The army said in a statement Monday, April 10, 2017, that Jadhav was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and sabotage. Pakistan says Jadhav was an Indian intelligence official who aided and financed terrorist activities. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look a image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, during a press conference by Pakistan's army spokesman and the Information Minister, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The army said in a statement Monday, April 10, 2017, that Jadhav was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and sabotage. Pakistan says Jadhav was an Indian intelligence official who aided and financed terrorist activities. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's military has sentenced an Indian naval officer to death on charges of espionage and sabotage.

The army said in a statement Monday that Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, had been convicted by a military tribunal. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan's armed forces, signed off on the sentence.

Pakistan says Jadhav was an Indian intelligence official who aided and financed terrorist activities in the southwestern Baluchistan province and the southern port city of Karachi.

Pakistan's army released a video shortly after his arrest in which he confessed to having spent years sowing unrest in Pakistan. It was not clear if he was speaking under duress.

Indian officials could not immediately be reached for comment.