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US says it won't allow suspect in slaying of Daniel Pearl to evade justice

US says it won't allow suspect in slaying of Daniel Pearl to evade justice
The warning from acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen comes days after the Sindh High Court in Pakistan's south overturned a government detention order that Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the key suspect in Pearl's slaying, should remain in custody.

US says it won't allow suspect in slaying of Daniel Pearl to evade justice In this March 29, 2002, photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, accused in the kidnapping-slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan.warned Wednesday it won't allow a Pakistani man who was convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 slaying of American journalist Daniel Pearl to evade justice after a provincial court in Pakistan ordered his release."cannot allow (Sheikh) to evade justice for his role in Daniel Pearl's abduction and murder.Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen comes days after the Sindh High Court in Pakistan's south overturned a government detention order that Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the key suspect in Pearl's slaying, should remain in custody.

The Supreme Court, Pakistan's highest court, will resume its hearing Jan.But he has been held while Pearl's family appeals.

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