Friday, February 24, 2006

Life sentences in India riot case

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Life sentences in India riot case: "Twelve Muslims and two others were burned to death when the Best Bakery was attacked by a Hindu mob. The riots had been sparked by the death of 59 Hindus after a Muslim mob allegedly attacked a train in Godhra.

More than 1,000 people, mainly Muslims, were killed in the riots. Human rights groups put the death toll much higher. A special court conducting a retrial found the nine guilty of killing 14 people during the arson attack on the bakery. They had been acquitted in an earlier trial.

The court acquitted eight of the 21 people accused in the attack. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of four others who remain at large. "

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