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Mumbai three sentenced to death

Published 07/08/2009

Three people, including a woman, convicted of killing at least 52 people in the 2003 Mumbai terror attacks have been given death sentences.

Haneef Sayyed (46), and his 43-year-old wife Fahmeeda were found guilty of planting a bomb at the Gateway of India, a popular tourist destination in the city.

Ashrat Ansari (32), was found guilty of planting a second bomb at the crowded Zaveri Bazaar.

Last week, the anti-terrorism court in Mumbai convicted all three of conspiracy, murder and attempt to murder over the twin blasts. The trial lasted six years.

Sayyed had appealed for a life sentence on the grounds that he would never seek parole.

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