India upholds death sentence for man convicted of 2001 parliament attack

India upholds death sentence for man convicted of 2001 parliament attack

[JURIST] India's Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday let stand the death sentence of Mohammad Afzal for his role in a 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament [BBC report] that left nine people dead. The court commuted the death sentence given to Shaukat Hussain for his role in the same attack, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison. The two death sentences for Afzal and Hussain [BBC report] were the first in India under the post-9/11 Prevention of Terrorism Act [JURIST report], which has since been repealed. Reuters has more.