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JUSTICE Mumbai Attacker Sentence Upheld Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

Mumbai Attacker Sentence Upheld

India’s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the only person found alive in the group of militants who attacked Mumbai in 2008 and killed 166 people. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national who claimed to be a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, was found guilty on more than 80 charges in 2010, including murder and waging war on India. He was sentenced to death by hanging. Kasab, 25, had tried to appeal the sentence, claiming he had not received a fair trial. The other nine Pakistanis accused of carrying out the 2008 terrorist attack were gunned down during counterterrorism operations.

August 29, 2012 6:46 AM