Skip to comments.US government seeks 30 to 35 years imprisonment for David Headley
Posted on 01/22/2013 6:21:01 PM PST by Jyotishi
Washington - The United States has sought a jail term of 30 to 35 years for American born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley for his role in Mumbai attack and other terror activities.
"The government submits that a sentence of 30 to 35 year's imprisonment strikes a fair and just balance between the aggravating and mitigating factors applicable to Headley."
"While there is no question that his criminal conduct was deplorable, his decision to cooperate, and the uniquely significant value that cooperation has provided to the government's efforts to combat terrorism, support the government's recommendation," Attorney Gary S Shapiro said in a 20-page governments position-paper as to sentencing factor related to Headley.
The US Government's seeking 30-35 years imprisonment for Headley is far less than when compared to what it had sought for Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who has held guilty by a federal grand jury for providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba and planning a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper in Copenhagen.
Last week, the court sentenced him for 14 years followed by five years of supervised release.
"Headley played an essential role in the planning of a horrific terrorist attack," the US Government said, adding that his advance surveillance in India contributed to the deaths of approximately 164 men, women, and children, and injuries to hundreds more.
"Undeterred by the shocking images of death and destruction that came out of Mumbai in November 2008, Headley traveled to Denmark less than two months later to advance a plan to commit another terrorist attack," the US attorney said.
What a surprise.
Only an attack on US government buildings and employees earns a fast trial followed by (relatively) prompt execution.
The only appropriate penalty is public hanging....something that we
desperately need to bring back.
Isn’t this the incident that brought a whole city to a ‘stand still’ for 3 days .
A ‘gun free’ city in India where the police didn’t even know how to shoot firearms ?
Over 300 wounded ?
About 150 poeple dead ?
I would call it “Work Place Violence “
Tatoo “christian convert” on his forehead and return him back to our ally (?) Pakistan ,
and save the $40,00.oo per year X 35 years = $1,400,000.oo
> Only an attack on US government buildings and employees earns a fast trial
> followed by (relatively) prompt execution.
Would you recommend that for those directly or indirectly responsible for the torture and killing of Ambassador Stevens and others in Benghazi?
> ...and return him back to our ally (?) Pakistan
Are you kidding? That would rob him of the likelihood of a full presidential pardon by Hussein and possibility of a high position in the U.S. government.
To your question, death to the former and lengthy prison sentences for the latter
No problem, I should have seen that you were being sarcastic. As to your recommendation for the Benghazi killers, I agree with it.
My baby didn’t do nuffin!
“Headley played an essential role in the planning of a horrific terrorist attack,”
Oh really? How horrific exactly? Like killing 164 men women and children? Maybe that wasn’t horrific enough to have him handed over to India or get him death sentence. So what deal did he strike with the US government? Lets all hear it! I am so happy US is fighting this thing call War on Terror.
Headley must know something about Islamic terrorism that the U.S. doesn’t want Indian authorities to find out. Also, Obama has killed the WOT.
Indian authorities know already whatever it is US wants to hide, they just want to hear it straight from the horses mouth.