US criticizes decision of Daniel Pearl murder case

US criticizes decision of Daniel Pearl murder case

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has condemned the death sentence of four suspects in the murder of the kidnapped American journalist, Daniel Pearl.

The court's decision in this regard described the court's decision as 'an insult to those affected by terrorism everywhere'.

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells, praised that prosecutors intend to appeal the decision.

"Those responsible for the brutal kidnapping and murder of Daniel must face the full scale of justice," the social relations website said in a statement on Twitter.

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Journalist organizations condemn

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international media watchdog, also expressed reservations over the court's decision in the Daniel Pearl case, according to another report, saying the decision was a torture against journalists in Pakistan. Will remain as a token of remission of crimes.

In a statement, the RSF condemned the "controversial decision" by the Sindh High Court.

In addition, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) also expressed reservations over the decision of the Sindh High Court.

A joint statement issued by PFUJ President Shahzad Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi pointed to the decision at a time when the entire world is in the grip of the Corona virus epidemic.

The statement said, "The decision to be heard at such a difficult time is a cause for disgrace for Pakistan, which has been tested on numerous occasions, including the virus".


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