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The Dharun Ravi case: Law upheld, justice denied?

By Sun, Mar 18, 2012 1:59AM UTC 8 Comments

Now there are two victims. Tyler Clementi and Dharun Ravi. The former paid with his life. The latter will pay with his future. With the jury’s guilty verdict in the so-called Rutgers University webcam spying case, Ravi, it appears, has been turned into the proverbial sacrificial lamb for society’s collective guilt about its own bias...

Government says 15 suicides an hour in India

By Fri, Oct 28, 2011 8:02PM UTC Comments Off Government says 15 suicides an hour in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ram Babu’s last days were typical in India’s growing rash of suicides. The poor farmer’s crop failed and he defaulted on the $6,000 loan he had taken to buy a tractor. The bank’s collectors hounded him, even hiring drummers to go round the village drawing attention to his shame. “My father...

SKorea police: Man hung in plane likely a suicide

By Tue, Aug 09, 2011 10:45AM UTC Comments Off SKorea police: Man hung in plane likely a suicide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police in South Korea say a passenger found hanged in a plane bathroom apparently killed himself during the flight. A police official based at Incheon International Airport said Tuesday the man was found hanging by his belt from a clothes hanger after the flight landed. Monday’s Asiana Airlines flight had...

Increasing suicide rates in Japan: An analysis

By Fri, Mar 11, 2011 5:43PM UTC Comments Off Increasing suicide rates in Japan: An analysis

On February 28 2010, a Japanese university student allegedly caused an express bus to crash in Hiroshima. 22-year-old junior at Kagoshima University, Yuki Kajita, told investigators that he wanted to die. There have been many more cases such as Yuki Kajita’s during the last year. According to a National Police Agency (NPA) report in Japan,...

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