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Suspect Is Charged in Daniel Pearl's Abduction

August 17, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A suspected Islamic militant was charged in Pakistan with plotting to abduct Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed after his 2002 kidnapping in Karachi.

The suspect, Mohammed Hashim Qadeer, could be sentenced to death if convicted, a top police investigator said.

Qadeer is suspected of arranging the first meeting between Pearl and his abductors.

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