Order Prevents Release of Men Convicted of Murdering WSJ Reporter Daniel Pearl

ISLAMABAD—Pakistani authorities issued an emergency purchase to reduce the launch of prisoners who experienced their convictions for kidnapping and killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl overturned by an appeals court earlier this week.

The purchase is meant to keep British national Omar Saeed Sheikh, convicted of the 2002 murder that same 12 months, and three Pakistanis convicted as accomplices, in jail for three months although prosecutors look for a suspension of the appeals court ruling until finally it is reviewed by the Supreme Court.

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