India court sentences another defendant to death in 1993 Mumbai bombings

[JURIST] An Indian court Friday sentenced to death Yakub Memon, the brother of a man suspected of plotting the 1993 Mumbai bombings [BBC backgrounder, for his role in the attack that killed 257 people and injured more than 700 in India's financial center. Memon's brother Tiger Memon [Wikipedia profile] remains at large. Another brother, Essa Memon, received a life sentence Friday, as did two other Memon relatives connected with the plot.

Thus far the court has sentenced [JURIST report] 12 people to death and 20 to life imprisonment for involvement in the bombings. The trial, which began in 1995, included testimony from 757 witnesses and has resulted in the conviction of over 100 defendants [JURIST report], a figure that public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam described as unprecedented. Thirty-five suspects, including alleged mastermind Dawood Ibrahim [BBC profile], remain at large. AP has more.



 

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