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Pakistan Hears Appeals in Pearl Killing

A court in Pakistan on Thursday began hearing the appeals of four militants convicted in the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, lawyers said. Pearl was kidnapped Jan. 23, 2002, and later beheaded in the southern city of Karachi while he was researching a story on Islamic militancy. In July 2002, British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death and three other Pakistanis to life imprisonment for involvement in the abduction and execution of the American journalist. The government is also seeking death penalties for the three: Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Mohammed Adeel. Full Story

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