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Pakistan Court Acquits Men in Killing of Americans

A Pakistani court on Monday threw out a lower court’s conviction of two men sentenced to death for the killing of four U.S. oilworkers, saying the evidence against them was insufficient, a defense lawyer said. The two had been found guilty of shooting the Americans and their Pakistani driver in the port city of Karachi in 1997. But a two-member bench of the Sindh provincial High Court acquitted Ahmed Saeed and Mohammed Saleem, who had been given death sentences by an anti-terrorism court in August 1999, lawyer Azizullah Sheikh told Reuters. “The court in its ruling said that the evidence against them was full of doubts,” he said. The Americans, who worked as auditors for U.S. petroleum giant Union Texas, were shot dead in Karachi on November 12, 1997, while they were on way to their office from a hotel. Full Story

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