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EFSAS comments on the sentencing of 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind


Even if on the face of it the news of Mir’s conviction was positive and welcome, under the surface the opaqueness with which it happened came across as incredibly fishy. Moreover, as will be elaborated upon later, Mir was sentenced not for his role in planning and directly supervising the Mumbai terror attacks, including ordering the killing of individuals, for which he was being sought by the United States (US), India, and several other countries, but for some unknown, unexplained, and obscure terror financing matters. His sentencing, therefore, certainly will not bring relief or closure to the families of the victims of the Mumbai attacks, and it surely must not be accepted as the end of the Mir saga by countries that lost citizens in the gruesome carnage.