Delhi Rape Accused Arrive in Court

    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013.  Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing.    AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The five men accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi arrived in court on Monday to hear the charges against them, which include charges of rape, murder, and abduction. The magistrate ordered that the court be closed to the media and cleared for the safety of the accused men. The five men have no lawyers, and members of the bar association in the Saket district, where the case is being held, have vowed not to represent them. Even so, police say they have recorded confessions, and two of the accused have offered to be informers against the other defendants in exchange for less-severe sentences. But a prosecutor said, “The five accused persons deserve not less than the death penalty.”

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