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Suspect in Daniel Pearl case released


HYDERABAD: One of the suspects of involved in American journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case was set free by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Hyderabad on Friday.


Detained in 2008, Syed Hashim was one of the alleged suspects involved in abducting and murdering Pearl.

Newly-posted president officer of ATC Abdul Ghafoor Memon buried the case citing lack of evidence.


Meanwhile, Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi on January 23, 2002.

A special anti-terrorism court had announced death sentence to the mastermind, Ahmad Omer Sheikh, while the co-accused, Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem and Sheikh Adil, were given life imprisonment in 2002, after they were discovered guilty of abducting and beheading the foreign journalist.

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