Mumbai Attacker Sentence Upheld

    Activists of Shiva Sena shout slogans as they celebrate after India's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab Kasab, the only surviving gunman of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Kasab and nine other Pakistani gunmen rampaged through Mumbai for three days in November 2008 attacking two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a packed train station in the attacks that killed 166 people. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

    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.

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