Two days after the school attack, Pakistan ended its six-year unofficial ban on the death penalty in terror cases. Six terrorists convicted on previous terrorism charges have been hanged, and it appears the government is planning to execute hundreds more. Pakistanis, enraged by the child massacre, have widely supported the hangings, but the international community has been critical of the sudden move. Amnesty International called Pakistan's lifting of the death-penalty moratorium a "knee-jerk reaction that does not get at the heart of the problem." Human Rights Watch said, "Pakistan's government has chosen to indulge in vengeful blood-lust."