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Kasab execution represents Indian death penalty backslide

Headline Title:  Kasab execution represents Indian death penalty backslide 21 November 2012 The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty, Amnesty International said. Kasab, a Pakistani national, was hanged this morning at Yerawada prison in Pune city. He was convicted in 2010 by a special court for his involvement in the Mumbai attacks during which more than 150 people were killed and in excess of 250 were injured. The more than 80 charges he was found guilty of,included committing acts…

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