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Pakistan gov't appeals acquittal of men convicted of Pearl beheading

Daniel Pearl  (photo credit: REUTERS)
Daniel Pearl
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Pakistan's government on Friday petitioned the Supreme Court to review its decision to free an Islamist and his co-accused convicted of kidnapping and beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl, the Pearl family's lawyer Faisal Siddiqi said.
The court on Thursday acquitted British-born Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-accused, who had been convicted in 2002.
Pearl was investigating Islamist militants in Karachi when he was killed.
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