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Sindh High Court had acquitted Sheikh & his 3 aides in Sept, but clarified that they should not be released if there is a Supreme Court restraining order regarding their detention.
Sindh HC ordered Omar’s release Thursday. But a Wall Street Journal report quotes a Pakistani legal official, who says he will remain behind bars as authorities will try to prevent his release.
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Months after it acquitted the convicts in the Daniel Pearl murder case, the Sindh High Court declared the detention orders of the terrorists ‘null and void’.
In April, Sindh HC bench had commuted death sentence of British-born al Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, main accused Daniel Pearl abduction and murder case, to 7 years in prison.
The Sindh High Court recently overturned the conviction of mastermind Omar Saeed Sheikh and his three co-conspirators for the journalist’s kidnapping and murder.
Coronavirus pandemic, world distracted by Afghan peace deal and weak case in the murder of Daniel Pearl opened a window to acquit Omar Sheikh. But the US noticed.