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Court unseals Mumbai terror trial documents

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  • The U.S. District Court in Chicago Wednesday opened 26 documents from the terror trial of businessman Tahawwur Rana. More will be made public later. Rana was cleared of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, but he was convicted of lesser charges, including providing material support to the Pakistani militant group blamed in those attacks.

      The U.S. District Court in Chicago Wednesday opened 26 documents from the terror trial of businessman Tahawwur Rana. More will be made public later. Rana was cleared of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, but he was convicted of lesser charges, including providing material support to the Pakistani militant group blamed in those attacks.
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A federal court has released previously sealed court papers from a recent trial in Chicago related to the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai, India, in 2008.

The U.S. District Court in Chicago Wednesday opened 26 documents from the trial of businessman Tahawwur Rana. More will be made public later.

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Their release comes a month after jurors cleared the Pakistani-born Canadian of involvement in the Mumbai siege.

The 50-year-old was convicted of lesser charges, including providing material support to the Pakistani militant group blamed in those attacks.

The newly unsealed documents are primarily motions attorneys filed before and during Rana's trial.

Defense attorneys said earlier this week that the documents slated for release were unlikely to provide many details not already made public.

Rana's currently in jail awaiting sentencing.

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