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India: no life sentences for convicts in murderous anti-Christian rampage

July 22, 2011

A court in India has set relatively light sentences to 9 people who were convicted of murder and arson in connection with the bloody campaign of anti-Christian violence in the state of Orissa in 2008.

The court’s failure to hand down life sentences was seen by one Christian leader as “a parody of justice that reopens deep woulds among the victims of anti-Christian pogroms.” A spokesman for the Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar diocese agreed that it was “a serious injustice.”


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