Singapore Law Minister uses Delhi gang-rape case to defend death penalty

Dailybhaskar.com, 31 Dec 2012
Singapore today said it would cite the "heartbreaking case" of the 23-year-old Delhi gang- rape victim as an example to reject demands for abolition of death penalty in the city state.
In a Facebook post, Singapore's Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam said people were "sickened" by the horrific gang-rape and her subsequent death here.
Meanwhile, Shanmugam's comments sparked hundreds of responses on his Facebook page.
In response, Shanmugam, an Indian-origin minister, said he sees the punishment as "a necessary evil". Full story

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