Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gandhi Assassins: No Mercy

Indian President Pratibha Patil has rejected mercy pleas from three Tamil men who convicted of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi two decades ago. In theory, the ruling paves the way for their execution, but a growing number of people on the Nation's "death row" are not being executed. It is reported that "bureaucratic delays and a shortage of hangmen have contributed to the backlog." Indeed, the last execution in India was in 2004, when a 41-year-old former security guard was hanged for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl. See full story here.

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