Mumbai Terror Attacks

Days from an execution, India faces questions over death penalty

India’s Supreme Court said Friday that it would hear a last-ditch appeal by a death-row prisoner whose case has renewed questions about capital punishment in the world’s second-most populous nation. The court said it would hear arguments for clemency Monday in the case of Yakub Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged Thursday in connection with a series of bombings that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, two decades ago. Indian authorities say Memon, now 53, assisted the two masterminds of the blasts, who are believed to be hiding in neighboring Pakistan. An accountant, Memon was convicted of handling finances for the 1993 attack, in which 13...