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Conviction Overturned in Parliament Attack

October 31, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A college professor was freed from prison after a court overturned his death sentence and conviction in a 2001 attack on India's Parliament. Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani had been condemned on the basis of wiretaps that allegedly showed he had contact with a convicted plotter.

But the Delhi High Court said there was insufficient evidence. Geelani, from the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, was one of four people convicted of aiding five unidentified militants killed in the Parliament attack along with nine other people.

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