April 10, 1990
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MEMORANDUM FROM ABRAHAM SOFAER TO MR. KIMMIT, 'PAKISTAN NUCLEAR-FINAL RESOLUTION OF PERVEZ CASE'
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get citationPervez’s lawyers had mounted an entrapment defense in 1987 and a Supreme Court decision relating to that defense (Matthews vs. United States) case made it possible for Pervez to launch successfully a bid for retrial on all of the counts. After plea bargaining discussions, a trial was avoided when Pervez pleaded nolo contendere to the count of illegal export of beryllium. He was released from prison on 4 April 1990 on the basis of time served."Department of State, Memorandum from Abraham Sofaer to Mr. Kimmit, 'Pakistan Nuclear-Final Resolution of Pervez Case'," April 10, 1990, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Department of State mandatory declassification review release. Obtained and contributed by William Burr for NPIHP Research Update No. 24. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118598