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US journalist Daniel Pearl’s dad and mom problem liberating of his convicted killers

Slain US┬ájournalist Daniel Pearl’s dad and mom have petitioned to the Pakistani Supreme Court docket in search of to overturn a ruling that freed 4 males who had been convicted in 2002 of involvement in his killing, their lawyer stated on Saturday.

Pakistan to challenge court's verdict in Daniel Pearl's 2002 murder case

File photograph of Daniel Pearl from REUTERS

Slain US journalist Daniel Pearl’s dad and mom have petitioned to the Pakistani Supreme Court docket in search of to overturn a ruling that freed 4 males who had been convicted in 2002 of involvement in his killing, their lawyer stated on Saturday.

“We’re standing up for justice, not just for our son, however for all our pricey mates in Pakistan to allow them to dwell in a society freed from violence and terrorism,” Pearl’s father Judea stated in an emotional video message posted on Twitter.

Their lawyer Faisal Siddiqi advised Reuters he had filed the petition on their behalf. A courtroom official stated it had but to be admitted for additional proceedings.

“A naked perusal of all the file would reveal that there was a plethora of incriminating proof, each forensic in addition to oral, which proved that homicide was dedicated and that each one the accused individuals aided and abetted the homicide,” the attraction petition stated.

Islamist militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a Briton of Pakistani origin who was sentenced to dying in 2002 for masterminding Pearl’s homicide, had his sentence commuted final month and three of his aides who had been sentenced to life in jail have been acquitted for lack of proof by a excessive courtroom within the southern port metropolis of Karachi.

Pakistani authorities nevertheless ordered the 4 to be saved in detention for 3 months.

The USA denounced the excessive courtroom ruling, with the highest U.S. diplomat for south Asia saying it was “an affront to victims of terrorism in every single place”.

Wall Avenue Journal reporter Pearl, 38, was kidnapped in January 2002 whereas investigating Islamist militants in Karachi, capital of the southern Sindh province. He was beheaded some weeks later.

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