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Amnesty International’s Shailesh Rai argues India’s death penalty

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Shailesh Rai, the Senior Policy Advisor at Amnesty International India has responded to an article by R Jagannathan, the Editor-In-Chief of news website “Firstpost”, challenging India’s death penalty. Jagannathan’s original article was supportive of the country’s death sentence, particularly in the recent case of Yakub Memon, who was hung on July 30th. Both articles raise points of interest in this ongoing debate.

To read Shailesh Rai’s article, please click the link provided: http://www.firstpost.com/india/amnesty-international-responds-yakub-memon-india-not-need-death-penalty-2375644.html

To also read R Jagannathan’s article, please click this link: http://www.firstpost.com/living/yakub-memon-hanged-why-india-still-needs-capital-punishment-2371322.html

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Text source: firstpost.com, August 2nd 2015

 

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