New Delhi, India in spotlight for Brutal Murder

New Delhi, India in spotlight for Brutal Murder

The attack of a physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi, and her death, on December 28 has triggered a national dialogue on how to protect women in India. However, activists are concerned the government will squash fundamental rights in its rush to satisfy popular rage. India is looking for answers, as well as faster, harsher punishments after a brutal sexual assault rocked the nation last month. The accused appeared in a New Delhi court Monday in a newly created fast-track court. Before Monday’s court appearance the five did not have defense lawyers. Members of the bar association in South Delhi even went as far as vowing not to represent them. Their lack of…

強暴案發酵 印度司法受全球檢驗

強暴案發酵 印度司法受檢

生氣的印度群眾要求對犯下輪暴案的歹徒處以死刑 被告在周一開庭前都找不到辯護律師。律師協會會員們甚至宣稱,將不會代表被告出庭。 被告將在新成形的快速法庭體系下接受審判,但是這會不會反而造成不公正的結果呢? 印度政府計畫在新德里增加2,500女警,並考慮對性侵犯採取化學去勢刑罰 但這些刑責可能只是在當地群情激憤下,暫時滅火的一時之計 其實政府更該提出改革對策來協助受害者,保護證人,並且解決司法系統真正的核心問題。