Court unseals Mumbai terror trial documents

July 20, 2011 - 8:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has released previously sealed documents from a recent trial in Chicago related to the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008.

The U.S. District Court in Chicago opened 26 documents Wednesday from the trial of businessman Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW'-ur RAH'-nah). They are primarily motions attorneys filed before and during Rana's trial. More documents will be made public later.

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.

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

Rana is currently in jail awaiting sentencing.