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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:15 PM

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Source: Associated Press

Adil Jawad and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
Updated 2:19 pm CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2020



KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Pearl disappeared Jan. 23, 2002 in Karachi while researching links between Pakistani militants and Richard C. Reid, who became known as the “shoe-bomber” after he was arrested on a flight from Paris to Miami with explosives in his shoes. Prosecutors said Saeed lured Pearl into a trap by promising to arrange an interview with an Islamic cleric who police believed was not involved in the conspiracy.

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“The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disappointed to see justice in the murder case of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl denied by a Pakistani court today,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Pakistan-court-overturns-conviction-in-death-of-15173394.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:40 PM

1. wow

so it's taken this long for this to happen? or did they just find the wrong guy? wtf?

I remember watching the movie and being so devastated :/

This sucks for his family

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:11 PM

2. Maybe Pakistan

needs to go on the short list of countries I won't buy anything made in. They make a lot of clothing that enters the US market.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:47 PM

3. Pakistan...

Not surprised really. Weren't they involved with NOT knowing where Bin Laden was "hiding" in plain sight?

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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 06:39 AM

4. Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 3, 2020 / 5:10 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case

Syed Raza Hassan
4 MIN READ

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained for three months despite a lower court’s ruling to overturn their convictions.

The High Court in the province of Sindh on Thursday acquitted the four, including Briton Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding Pearl’s murder. The other three were sentenced to life.

Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl, 38, was investigating Islamist militants in the city of Karachi, the capital of Sindh, after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States when he was kidnapped in January 2002. He was beheaded weeks later.

The Sindh provincial government’s Home Department issued the order to arrest and detain the four before they were released from prison.

“The government of Sindh has sufficient reason that Ahmed Omar Sheikh and Fahad Nasim Ahmed, Syed Salman Saqib, Sheikh Muhammad Adil be arrested and detained for a period of three months from the date of arrest (April 2, 2020),” a top official of the department said in the order, seen by Reuters.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-court-danielpearl/pakistan-re-arrests-four-men-acquitted-in-daniel-pearl-murder-case-idUSKBN21L17R

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