September 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday approved the execution of five men as what is possibly his final act in office. The five men were convicted and sentenced to death two weeks ago for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family outside Kabul. The convictions were ...[read more]
September 15, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
An Afghanistan court of appeals on Monday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rape of a family outside Kabul. Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly stopped the victims' car while dressed as police officers, ...[read more]
November 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The High Court in New Delhi on Saturday began the appeal of the death penalty sentence for the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student last December. Although six men were charged with the rape and murder of the student, only four received the death penalty. The fifth suspect died while imprisoned ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashish Goel, an LL.M. candidate at King's College London, discusses a recent death penalty conviction and how to improve India's current system...The death penalty debate in India largely centers on the same old but rephrased arguments based on deterrence and reformation. ...[read more]
February 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed shock and sadness on Friday concerning the brutal rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen in South Africa. Pillay urged South Africa to take a stronger approach to prevent the ongoing sexual violence incidents against tens of ...[read more]
February 3, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Somalia's new prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid, said Sunday that the Somali authorities would become more involved in protecting rape victims following intense criticism after the arrests of a woman allegedly gang-raped by soldiers and the journalist who interviewed her. The trial of an ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Keith Herting
An Indian government commission published its report Wednesday recommending numerous reforms in the way the nation's legal institutions handle rape cases. The report was created by a panel led by Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma which was established to respond to mass protests in India following the ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on India's government to "strengthen critical services for rape victims," expressing sympathy for the family of the 23-year-old medical student who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape last month. Ban also added that UN entities such as ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Max Slater
Police in New Delhi, India on Saturday charged six men with the murder of a woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape. The woman, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The suspects, who were ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Blake Lynch
India prime minister Manmohan Singh in a televised public address on Sunday called for peace and promised to prevent further attacks on women after protest over sex crimes turned violent. Singh reiterated the government's commitment to providing security to women, but stated that violent clashes ...[read more]

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