RAPE TRIAL

  • Afghan gang rape trial badly flawed: Human Rights Watch September 10, 2014

    Kabul: An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch has said. The court of appeals should competently, impartially and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6 trial and the resulting death sentences. A Kabul...
  • 9 days after chargesheet, rapist gets 10 yrs in jail January 10, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: In one of the fastest rulings in a trial court, a court in the Punjab town on Thursday convicted and sentenced a rapist to 10 years in jail, just nine days after the chargesheet was filed in the case. Additional District and Sessions Judge JS Bhinder convicted Jai Prakash Diwedi,...
  • SC norms on rape trial not being followed strictly: experts December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Eighteen years ago the Supreme Court had laid down guidelines for trial courts for dealing with rape cases in a "sensitive manner" but experts say the norms for holding incamera proceedings and avoiding unnecessary probing questions are not being followed strictly. Some Delhibased prominent women lawyers said while...
  • SC norms on rape trial not being followed strictly: Experts December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Eighteen years ago the Supreme Court had laid down guidelines for trial courts for dealing with rape cases in a "sensitive manner" but experts say the norms for holding incamera proceedings and avoiding unnecessary probing questions are not being followed strictly. Some Delhibased prominent women lawyers said while...