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India: Protests slam release of juvenile convicted of gang rape, murder of 'Nirbhaya'02:03

India: Protests slam release of juvenile convicted of gang rape, murder of 'Nirbhaya'

India, New Delhi
December 21, 2015 at 18:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protests continued for the third day in a row at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Monday, against an Indian Supreme Court decision to release a juvenile convicted as part of the December 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old, Jyoti Singh, known in India as 'Nirbhaya.'

The parents of the victim, known publicly as 'Nirbhaya' due to an Indian law preventing the naming of rape victims, were arrested at a similar protest on Sunday, after Indian police enacted a law prohibiting public protests. The parents were later released without charge.

The juvenile, who was one of six people arrested for the brutal gang rape and murder of 'Nirbhaya' in December 2012, was released after three years, which is the maximum period of detention for a juvenile in India. One of the adults arrested died in police custody in March 2013, with four remaining adults facing death sentences for gang rape, murder, kidnapping and destruction of evidence.

India: Protests slam release of juvenile convicted of gang rape, murder of 'Nirbhaya'02:03
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Protests continued for the third day in a row at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Monday, against an Indian Supreme Court decision to release a juvenile convicted as part of the December 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old, Jyoti Singh, known in India as 'Nirbhaya.'

The parents of the victim, known publicly as 'Nirbhaya' due to an Indian law preventing the naming of rape victims, were arrested at a similar protest on Sunday, after Indian police enacted a law prohibiting public protests. The parents were later released without charge.

The juvenile, who was one of six people arrested for the brutal gang rape and murder of 'Nirbhaya' in December 2012, was released after three years, which is the maximum period of detention for a juvenile in India. One of the adults arrested died in police custody in March 2013, with four remaining adults facing death sentences for gang rape, murder, kidnapping and destruction of evidence.

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