Daniel Pearl’s killers: “The re-arrest of the four gives the government time to put together a legal appeal against their acquittal”

REUTERS
Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case
by Syed Raza Hassan and Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam
April 3, 2020

Pakistani authorities on Friday ordered the detention of four men set to be released after being acquitted by a court over the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, and the government said it would challenge the acquittal next week. 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. READ MORE

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