Man jailed for killing Daniel Pearl may walk free this week

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Supreme court refuses to suspend ruling exonerating Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh

A British-born man convicted over the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl could walk free later this week after a ruling by Pakistan’s supreme court.

The court refused on Monday a government request to suspend a lower court’s ruling exonerating Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh of Pearl’s murder before a 90-day detention order expires on Thursday.

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Source: theguardian