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印度的一次绞刑

新德里——7月30日,既是臭名昭著的匪徒的兄弟、又是注册会计师的雅各布·梅蒙因1993年合谋在孟买策划及实施连环爆炸案,造成257人死亡而被执行绞刑。这是三年来印度首次执行绞刑,引发了从惊慌到几乎毫不掩饰的嗜血等各种反应。这加剧了印度国内对死刑的争论。

可以肯定,所有人都认可印度司法体系在梅蒙案中正常发挥了作用。梅蒙按照正当的法律程序被宣判有罪,并依据现行法律来定罪量刑。监禁的21年间,梅蒙用尽了包括总统特赦在内的一切可能的上诉途径。最高法院甚至在死刑执行前于凌晨2:30召开紧急听证会,最终决定死刑正常执行。

但问题依然是:法律规定中是否应该包含死刑?

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