Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Suspect in Daniel Pearl Murder Arrested

Journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistani authorities announced on March 18, 2013 that they have apprehended a militant who was allegedly involved in the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi, according to news reports.

"As with every journalist murder, any and all perpetrators in the slaying of Daniel Pearl must be prosecuted and punished," said CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz. "In order to curb growing impunity in Pakistan, it is imperative that authorities send the strongest possible signal that acts of anti-press violence will not go unpunished."

The Pakistan Rangers paramilitary force said they detained Qari Abdul Hayee, popularly known as Asadullah, on Sunday March 17 during a raid on an unspecified location in Karachi, according to a Rangers spokesman, reports said.

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