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Faisal Siddiqi, a lawyer for the family of Daniel Pearl, an American reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002, leaves the Supreme Court after an appeal hearing in the Pearl case, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The lawyer for a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl said Wednesday that he will petition the Supreme Court to free his client. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Lawyer for Daniel Pearl's family faces uphill legal fight

Jan. 15, 2021 5:42 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl faces an uphill battle to overturn the acquittal of a British-born man convicted in the 2002 murder. That's because the prosecutor in the original case tried all four men — including Ahmed Omar Saeed...

People walks on the main entrance of central prison where British-born Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who is charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, is detained, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. The provincial court overturned a Supreme Court Decision that Sheikh should remain in custody during an appeal of his acquittal on charges he murdered Pearl. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan court adjourns, no ruling on freeing Pearl's killer

Jan. 7, 2021 9:06 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court adjourned on Thursday without deciding whether to free the man convicted and later acquitted of the 2002 murder of a American journalist Daniel Pearl. The key suspect in Pearl’s slaying, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, remains in custody while his lawyer...

Mehmood A. Sheikh, center, defense lawyer for British-born Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, leaves the Supreme Court after an appeal hearing in the Daniel Pearl case, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Mehmood A. Sheikh, the lawyer for Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl said Wednesday that he will petition the Supreme Court to free his client. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Lawyer seeks to free man acquitted in Daniel Pearl's killing

Jan. 6, 2021 6:27 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lawyer for a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl said Wednesday that he will petition the Supreme Court to free his client. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the key suspect in Pearl’s slaying, remains in custody in a jail...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. The U.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, warned it won't allow the Pakistani Sheikh to evade justice after a provincial Pakistani court ordered his release. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

US says it won't allow Pearl murder suspect to evade justice

Dec. 30, 2020 10:07 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. warned Wednesday it won’t allow a Pakistani man who was convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to evade justice after a provincial court in Pakistan ordered his release. The warning from acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey...

FILE- In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. On Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, a provincial court in Pakistan overturned a Supreme Court Decision that Sheikh should remain in custody during an appeal of his acquittal on charges he murdered Pearl. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing

Dec. 24, 2020 9:41 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial court in Pakistan ordered the release of a British-born Pakistani man charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The Sindh High Court’s release order Thursday overturns government detention orders that Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the key...

Pakistani court orders release of man convicted in gruesome 2002 killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl

Dec. 24, 2020 3:35 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani court orders release of man convicted in gruesome 2002 killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl.
Faisal Siddiqi, center, a lawyer for the family of Daniel Pearl, an American reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002, leaves the Supreme Court with his team after an appeal hearing in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday resumed the hearing of an appeal from the family of Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan court resumes appeal hearing in Daniel Pearl murder

Dec. 1, 2020 8:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday resumed the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The key suspect in Pearl’s...