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Appeals hearing delayed in Pearl slaying

An appeals hearing was postponed Tuesday for four men convicted in the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The Sindh High Court adjourned the hearing until Aug. 8 after two recently appointed defense lawyers asked for more time to study the case, said Habib Ahmed, a government prosecutor. The lawyers for Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh — a British-born militant facing the death sentence for killing Pearl — will replace Abdul Waheed Katpar, who had been Sheikh’s defense counsel at trial. Full Story

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