Monthly Archives: September 2010

ABU SALEM AND THE ABSURDITY OF INDIA’S DEATH PENALTY REGIME

The takeaway from a comparison of the Abu Salem and Dhananjoy Chatterjee cases is this:
You may commit myriad crimes amounting even to large-scale terrorism in India but so long as you can buy yourself a ticket to an abolitionist country that won’t extradite anyone susceptible to face the death penalty upon return, you escape the death sentence.
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