Daniel Pearl's widow drops lawsuit against bank, al-Qaida

October 24, 2007 20:46

The widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl has withdrawn a lawsuit seeking damages against al-Qaida, a dozen reputed terrorists and Pakistan's largest bank. In a letter Tuesday to the US judge presiding over the case, lawyers for Mariane Pearl noted that Habib Bank Limited and the other defendants had not answered the lawsuit filed in July, but they otherwise did not explain their reason for dropping the action. Messages left with the law firm representing Mariane Pearl were not immediately returned Wednesday. The lawsuit had sought unspecified damages against people and organizations that Mariane Pearl alleged were involved in the kidnapping, torture and murder of her husband.

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