Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002. “We are heartened to hear that the government of Pakistan is filing an appeal against the release order so that our son’s murderers will remain in jail,” Daniel Pearl’s father Judea Pearl tweeted. The decision by Sindh High Court to release the accused comes months after it sparked outrage for overturning the murder conviction and death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and acquitted…

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