05 Jan '13, 4am

A Rape in Delhi, a Debate in Singapore

Sam Panthaky/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A rally against the Delhi gangrape in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Dec. 30, 2012. News of the rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, has been closely followed around the world. In Singapore, where the young woman died a week ago, it has sparked an online debate over use of the death penalty. It was started by K. Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, who took to Facebook earlier this week to argue that the heinous nature of the crime, and the woman’s death, justified capital punishment. “Many would agree that this is a type of case where, if the injuries inflicted were of a nature sufficient to cause death, then the abusers should face the death penalty,” Mr. Shanmugam posted. He also has noted in the debate that followed that he views the death penalty as a “necessary evil” for its deter...

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