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12/08/2004 02:10 AM ID: 44973 Permalink   

Trial in Canada for Pair Accused in the 1985 Air India Bombings Finally Over


Nearly 20 years after the worst pre-9/11 terror strike in aviation history, justice is finally in sight for relatives of 331 people killed in the 1985 Air India bombings of two flights that originated in Vancouver, Canada, on June 23, 1985.

The first bomb killed two baggage handlers at Japan's Narita airport, as they transferred a suitcase to Flight 201 and the second exploded 54 minutes later, aboard Flight 182, killing all 329 on board the Boeing 747, off of the coast of Ireland.

Held in a specially built, high-security courtroom in Vancouver, the trial ended Friday after 19 months, costing a record $130 million. Verdicts for the two accused Sikhs are expected in March. The attacks relate to political events in India in 1984.

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  a lot more to the story...  
this one was difficult to condense. there are a lot more details in the original story, so please have a look at that if you have time.
  by: adanac     12/08/2004 02:56 AM     
Definition: members of the religious sect, Sikhism, a variant of Hinduism. Founded by Guru Nanak, and given a militant flavor by Guru Govind Singh to fight against the atrocities being perpetrated by the last Mughal emperors.

i.e. more blood-thirsty terrorists
  by: Luhker     12/08/2004 12:46 PM     
  See, thats justice.  
Not something in you can hope in the US. Since you are already convicted even before you commit any crimes, you know, preemptive convicting! New concept! Bush owes me big for this one.
  by: Veritek   12/08/2004 10:37 PM     
  LOL Veritek..  
Yeah, 20 years and 130 million dollars later they still haven't got a verdict. That's some sweet justice...ROFL.
  by: RomJeremy   12/09/2004 12:01 AM     
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