July 15, 2002
The Pearl family released the following statement and
is unavailable for media interviews at this time.
"We, the parents, wife, and sisters of Daniel
Pearl, are grateful for the tireless efforts by authorities
in Pakistan and the United States to bring those guilty
of Danny's kidnapping and murder to justice.
Today's verdict is the first chapter in this process.
We hope and trust that the search for the remaining
abductors and murderers will continue, so that all accomplices
in this unthinkable crime will be brought to justice.
We are confident that around the world people will
continue to be inspired by Danny's courage and commitment
to truth, humanity, and dialogue, and we call upon them
to rise against all forms of hatred and intolerance."
Heather Lylis and Alyssa Stewart
Bishoff Solomon Communications