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India: Supreme Court order on undertrials must spur systemic changes

Headline Title:  India: Supreme Court order on undertrials must spur systemic changes 05 September 2014 A landmark order by India’s Supreme Court directing the release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent more than half of the maximum punishment for the crime they are charged with in pre-trial detention should lead to long-term changes to the criminal justice system, Amnesty International India said today. “The Supreme Court’s order is inspiring and welcome,” said Divya Iyer, Research Manager at Amnesty International India. “Two out of three prisoners in India are undertrials.…

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