Mass murderer appeals against death penalty

13 Dec, 2010

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab, who was part of a nine man militant group has killed more than 170 people. Due to risks of safety Qasab, 23, who was found guilty of mass murder and waging war against India, appeared in the high court via a video link from prison.

The appeal which is expected to last 3 months will include the review of previously submitted evidence. If Qasab losses he has the right to then further appeal to India’s Supreme Court and then to the Indian president.

Ten gunmen attacked Mumbai on 26 November 2008. All except Qasab were killed during the attacks.

Qasab has been closely monitored due to his wild behaviour, last month he attacked prison officials after they caught him conducting an illegal act.

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