Militant allegedly involved in Daniel Pearl killing charged by Pakistani police

[JURIST] Pakistani police on Wednesday charged militant Mohammad Hashim Qadir in connection with the 2002 kidnapping and murder of US reporter Daniel Pearl [Wikipedia profile]. Qadir was picked up last month for involvement in the killing of a man on June 5, and was later questioned [JURIST report] for his alleged role in the Pearl case. He is believed to have coordinated the January 2002 meeting between Pearl and his kidnappers. British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh [Wikipedia profile] was sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering Pearl [JURIST report] in July 2002 and three co-conspirators were sentenced to life in prison. Reuters has more.

 

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