India

Suspects in Indian Gang Rape Case Appear in Court

Face the death penalty for attack that killed a 23 year-old woman

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The five, who could face the death penalty if convicted, are charged with kidnap, robbery and conspiracy over the attack on December 16 that sparked mass protests in India and soul-searching about levels of violence against women.

The magistrate hearing the case ordered that their first appearance in court take place behind closed doors.

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