Wall Street Journal newspaper reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2002. The British-born militant Omar Sheikh was sentenced to death for his murder, but Pakistan’s top court on Thursday ordered his release.

UNDATED PHOTO: This undated photo shows Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal newspaper reporter kidnapped by Islamic militants in Karachi, Pakistan. The Wall Street Journal announced February 21, 2002 that Pearl has been confirmed dead, presumably murdered by his abductors. The British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death July 15, 2002 by a Pakistani court for the kidnap and death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Three accomplices were sentenced to life imprisonment. (Photo by Getty Images)