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Appeals Hearing in Pearl Case Postponed

An appeals court Wednesday again postponed a hearing on appeals by four Islamic militants convicted in the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a lawyer said. The Sindh High court ordered the latest postponement because the prosecution and a lawyer for three of the convicts failed to appear at the hearing, said Abdul Waheed Katpar, a lawyer for Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who has been sentenced to death in Pearl’s killing. It was unclear why the prosecution and the attorney representing the three other convicted militants — Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Mohammed Adeel, who received 25-year prison terms — did not appear at the court. Full Story

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