Background and Analysis:”Daniel Pearl’s Essential Work,” by Ann Cooper”He Took a Risk in Pursuit of Truth,” by Terry Anderson

New York, April 5, 2002—The trial of four suspects accused in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl began today at Karachi’s Central Jail, and was closed to the public and the media. Chief prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that “journalists have not been allowed because of security and the sensitivity of the case,” according to The Associated Press. Close relatives of the accused were permitted to attend the trial.

After discussing procedural matters, the judge adjourned the case until April 12.