Release 26/11 Mumbai terror attack trial documents: US judge

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 - 12:43am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
Judge Harry Leinenweber's ruling today comes a month after a jury cleared Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana of involvement in the 2008 siege in Mumbai, India.

A federal judge says dozens of sealed court papers from a recent Chicago trial relating to the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attack can be released.

Judge Harry Leinenweber's ruling today comes a month after a jury cleared Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana of involvement in the 2008 siege in Mumbai, India.

The Pakistani-born Canadian was convicted of lesser charges, including providing material support to the Pakistani militant group blamed in those attacks.

The judge granted a government motion to promptly release 26 documents and four others after sensitive sections are blackened out; 39 other papers related to legal fees and similar matters will remain sealed.

Defence attorney Patrick Blegen told reporters the soon-to-be released documents won't provide much new detail not already made public.


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