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10 Oct 20
This World Day Against the Death Penalty, we're happy to release an abridged version of the Death Penalty India Report in Hindi. It documents the socio economic profiles of all death row prisoners in India & their interaction with the crl. justice system…
The report demonstrated a disparate impact of the death penalty on the most marginalised. 76% of India's prisoners sentenced to death belonged to marginalised socio-economic background.
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Production before a Magistrate within 24 hrs of arrest is a fundamental right under Article 22(1) of the Constitution, considered integral to the liberty of persons. 64.3% prisoners (166 out of 258 prisoners) said that they were not produced before a Magistrate within 24 hours.
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