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Militant linked to killing of journalist Pearl appears before Pakistani court

[JURIST] A key suspect believed to be connected to the abduction and murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl [Wikipedia profile] was brought before a civil court Tuesday in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. Mohammad Hashim Qadir was held in connection with a separate case, involving the killing of a man on June 5, though police said he would also be charged 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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