India’s top court upholds 2012 gang rape death sentences


New Delhi (AFP) – India’s Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi student.

A Supreme Court panel of judges said the 23-year-old woman had suffered a “devastating hour of darkness” as they rejected an appeal against the death penalty, which was handed down in 2013.

    <figure><figcaption>In 2012, demonstrators in New Delhi at a protest calling for better safety for women following the gang rape of a student
        <span>Copyright AFP/File Sajjad HUSSAIN</span>