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India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts

India’s top court has upheld the death penalty for a mastermind of the country’s deadliest series of attacks and ruled a Bollywood star who bought weapons from the bombers must return to jail.

Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.

US hopeful of strong Chinese action

The United States is optimistic China will take strong action against North Korea by increasing scrutiny of financial transactions with Pyongyang that could contravene fresh UN sanctions, a senior US official has said.

David Cohen, the US Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said he was confident Chinese banks and regulators would pay attention to the new UN Security Council resolution.

Wednesday 5 September 2012, House of Commons Seminar report

Date – 5 September 2012

Venue – House of Commons, London

Topic – ‘UN sanctions and their impact on terrorism’

Chair – 

  Dr William Crawley, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Speakers – 

  Dr Rashmi Singh, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St Andrew’s University

  David Newton, Conciliation Resources

  Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Quaid-e-Azam Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford

  Davis Lewin, Political Director, The Henry Jackson Society

Last seminar – Friday 22 June 2012, King’s College, London

The role of education in combating terrorism’ was the theme of the most recent Democracy Forum seminar held at King’s College, London.