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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s events as they unfold.

An appeal against the controversial acquittal of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl opens at a Pakistani court.

A Karachi court sparked outrage earlier this year when it overturned the 2002 murder conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and acquitted three other men connected to the case.

Pearl’s parents and prosecutors lodged an appeal at Pakistan’s Supreme Court in May, putting the release of the four men on hold.

“The case has finally opened. It will be decided whether they should be convicted or acquitted. The case is heading to a final verdict,” Faisal Siddiqui, the lawyer representing Pearl’s parents, tells AFP.

The appeal, which has been repeatedly postponed in recent months, will hear opening arguments in the capital Islamabad tomorrow.

UPDATE: Supreme Court of Pakistan has........

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