Pakistan court orders man accused in American's death freed

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002....
FILE - In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British-Pakistani man accused in the 2002 killing of the American Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. In a dramatic turn of events, Sheikh, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of Pearl admitted a "minor" role in his death, upending 18 years of denials, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

FILE - In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British-Pakistani man accused in the 2002 killing of the American Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. In a dramatic turn of events, Sheikh, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of Pearl admitted a "minor" role in his death, upending 18 years of denials, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)



The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal by Pearl's family and…
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