Militant acquitted of Pearl murder to be moved to 'rest house'

Islamabad (AFP) – Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday ordered a British-born militant acquitted of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl to be moved from prison to a “rest house” while fresh legal challenges are heard.  The Supreme Court last week upheld a decision to overturn Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh’s murder conviction and death sentence, but his release has been opposed by the federal and provincial governments. An appeal against the decision has also been filed by Pearl’s family. “He should be moved to a comfortable environment… to a good rest house where he can live a normal life,” Justice Um…

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