US Questions Pakistan on American Journalist Daniel Pearl Murder Case

US Questions Pakistan on American Journalist Daniel Pearl Murder Case

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Once again, the US questions Pakistan by demanding justice for the murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl, days after his family lodged an appeal before the Supreme Court against a decision by a court in the province of Sindh that acquitted the top accused and British-born al-Qaeda chief Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik and three others in that case.

On April 2, a two-judge bench in Sindh High Court reversed the death sentence of 46-year-old al-Qaeda member Sheik, who was convicted of Pearl’s 2002 abduction and murder. He has spent the last 18 years in prison. The court also cleared his three assistants — Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib, and Sheik Adil — in the case serving life sentences. The bench has confirmed the decision on the appeals brought 18 years earlier by the four convicts.

On April 2, a two-judge bench in Sindh High Court reversed the death sentence of 46-year-old al-Qaeda member Sheik, are convicts of Pearl’s 2002 abduction and murder. He has spent the last 18 years in prison. The court also cleared his three assistants — Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib, and Sheik Adil — in the case serving life sentences. The bench has confirmed the decision on the appeals brought 18 years earlier by the four convicts.

Sindh High Court Petition

On behalf of the parents-Ruth Pearl and Judie Pearl-renowned lawyer Faisal Siddiqi filed two criminal appeals against the acquittal and release of the four defendants.

As per the petition, the Sindh HC did not notice that this was a horrific murder arising from international terrorism. The concept of the standard of proof and also the benefit of the doubt in international terrorism cases. It must extend in the light of the fact that the existence. It is a form of evidence available in these terrorism cases.

Pearl’s murder occurred three years after Sheik. It is together with Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar and Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar. They release by India in 1999 and granted safe passage to Afghanistan. It is in exchange for the almost 150 passengers of hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814. He was serving a jail sentence for Western tourist kidnappings in India.


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