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India: Death penalty will not end violence against women

Headline Title:  India: Death penalty will not end violence against women 13 September 2013 Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India, Amnesty International said today after four men convicted of the December 2012 gang-rape were sentenced to death by a court in New Delhi.The court found the four men guilty of gang-rape, murder and other related charges on 10 September. A 17-year old convicted in the same case was sentenced to three years detention in a juvenile home on 31…

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