Pakistan orders man acquitted of Pearl murder off death row

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered a Pakistani-British man acquitted of the 2002 gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl off death row and moved to a so-called government “safe house.” Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh, who has been on death row for 18 years will be under guard and won’t be allowed to leave the safe house. He will be allowed to have his wife and children visit him. His father says the decision on Tuesday “is not complete freedom. It is a step toward freedom.”