A Pakistani court has jailed three suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in India. The three convicts are leaders of an organization called Jamaat-ud-Dawa. India and the US have accused the group of involvement in the Mumbai attacks. British news agency Reuters reported.
The sentencing came just before the global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) set a September deadline to cut funding for terrorist activities. Inclusion in this list could lead to the closure of international financial institutions in Pakistan, such as Iran and North Korea. The group called on Pakistan to enact laws to provide justice to those involved in financing terrorist activities and to stop the financing of terrorism.
The three convicts are Malik Zafar Iqbal and Abdul Salam and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki. The first two have been sentenced to 18 and a half years and the third to one and a half years.
The three criminals are allies of Hafiz Saeed. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in February. Saeed formed Lashkar-e-Taiba. India and the US have blamed the group for the Mumbai attacks.
The 2008 Mumbai attacks killed 160 people, including Americans and foreigners.