Islamist Terrorists Could Face the Death Penalty in India

Twelve suspected Islamic militants were convicted Friday for the bombings nine years ago of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.

The trial in India’s notoriously slow justice system lasted more than seven years. It concluded in August last year, but Judge Yatin D. Shinde took one year to write the verdict.

He found 12 defendants guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy charges and acquitted one person for lack of evidence. Shinde said he would announce the sentence on Monday after hearing arguments from the prosecutors and defence attorneys. They face the death penalty or life in prison.