India executes Mumbai bombings accomplice despite clemency appeals

July 30, 2015 1:08 PM

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India executes Mumbai bombings accomplice despite clemency appeals

Yakub Memon, a former accountant, acted as a fundraiser for the principal Mumbai bombers, who remain at large. The 1993 attack on India's financial hub left 257 people dead.

Yakub Memon, a former accountant convicted of a support role in the 1993 terrorist attack in Mumbai, was executed in India early Thursday despite a flurry of last minute clemency hearings. India deployed 35,000 police on the streets of Mumbai to avoid violence and street protests.

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