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Trials of a death-row convict

Print edition : August 21, 2015

Yakub Memon being taken to the trial court. Photo: By Special Arrangement

His body being taken from his family residence at Mahim in Mumbai on July 30. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

Yakub Memon's Raheen Memon. Photo: PTI

Yakub Memon's daughter Zubeida Memon. Photo: PTI

Yakub Memon's brother Suleiman Memon. Photo: PTI

B. Raman, former Director, RAW. He wrote that Yakub's cooperation with the investigation agencies was "hidden by the prosecution in their urge to secure death penalty". Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Yakub Memon sought to avail himself of every legal option provided by law to secure his rights, but the Supreme Court’s lack of concern for his substantive rights closed his options much faster than one would expect.

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