The USA could search to attempt in a US court docket a person accused of killing American journalist Daniel Pearl after a Pakistani court docket ordered his launch, performing Legal professional Common Jeffrey Rosen mentioned on Tuesday.
Final week, a Pakistani court docket ordered the discharge of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the primary suspect within the 2002 kidnapping and homicide of Pearl, a Wall Avenue Journal reporter, after his conviction was overturned.
“The separate judicial rulings reversing his conviction and ordering his launch are an affront to terrorism victims all over the place,” Rosen mentioned in an announcement.
If efforts to reinstate Sheikh’s conviction weren’t profitable, he mentioned, “The USA stands able to take custody of Omar Sheikh to face trial right here.
“We can not enable him to evade justice for his position in Daniel Pearl’s abduction and homicide,” Rosen added.