Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India’s deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country’s president rejected a last-minute mercy plea.

Memon, 53, was executed inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994. An accountant, Memon was convicted in 2007 of helping raise funds for the serial blasts that rocked the financial capital. By late Wednesday Memon finally exhausted all the legal avenues open to him in order to escape the death penalty.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4685625,00.html

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