Daniel Pearl case hearing adjourned -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daniel Pearl case hearing adjourned

KARACHI, Aug 31: The Sindh High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of appeals filed by Ahmed Omar Sheikh and others in US journalist Daniel Pearl kidnapping and killing case.

The appeals moved by the appellants and an appeal filed by state for the enhancement of the sentence was placed for hearing before the division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Afzal Soomro and Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffery, but the bench adjourned the hearing due to time constraint.

Ahmed Omer Sheikh was sentenced to death on charges of kidnapping and killing US journalist and his three accomplices — Fahad Naseem, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Mohammad Adil — were awarded life imprisonment, with a fine of Rs500,000 each, by an anti-terrorism court, Hyderabad, on July 15, 2002.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/1/2007