Double gang-rape convict Mohammed Kasim Hafeez Shaikh prepares to spit at photographers from inside a police van as he is taken to court in Mumbai on April 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE
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Three men were sentenced to death on Friday for two gang-rapes last year in Mumbai, including an attack on a photojournalist that sparked protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world's largest democracy.A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali and Mohammed Salim Ansari to death, the first time capital punishment has been given for rape not involving the death of the victim.In the Mumbai case, four men were convicted last week of gang-raping the photojournalist, who was attacked in the early evening of Aug. 22 while on an assignment with a male colleague at an abandoned textile mill.
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