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Jailed CIA agent let go by Pakistan

Press TV – March 16, 2011

CIA contractor Raymond Davis surrounded by Pakistani policemen in Lahore

Reports say a court in Pakistan has freed a CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was charged with killing two Pakistani men in the eastern city of Lahore.

Davis has now left Lahore for the US with six other American officials on a special flight.

His release comes after he paid the blood money or compensation in line with Sharia law. Officials say family members of the slain men appeared in court and confirmed that they had pardoned Davis.

However, there are reports that they were pressured by police into signing the agreement, a Press TV correspondent says.

A lawyer representing the family of one of those killed says the “blood money” deal was made without his knowledge.

“I was not allowed to participate in the proceedings of the case… and could not see or approach my clients,” state-run BBC quoted Lawyer Asad Manzoor Butt as saying.

“I and my associate were kept under forced detention for four hours,” he said.

“If my clients have indeed signed a blood money deal, then this has been done behind my back and I don’t know anything about it.”

The court had indicted Davis on two counts of murder.

In January, Davis shot dead two Pakistani men. Davis claims it was an act of self-defense, but he has failed to convince the court.

Investigators charge that the killings were deliberate.

A third Pakistani was killed when a US diplomatic vehicle ran him over while rushing to Davis’ aid.

The case has soured relations between Islamabad and Washington since January.

The death of the three Pakistanis has intensified anti-US sentiments in Pakistan.

March 16, 2011 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, War Crimes

7 Comments »

  1. This would make Pakistan as corrupt as any
    country I know. A real disgrace….and for America to accept Sharia law when they decried it before at every turn is despicable.

    Comment by kim | March 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Kim,
      Unfortunately many brainwashed Amerikan TVZombies would consider this fiend a
      “hero”…and that is exactly how they will try to portray it in DC…which might as well be considered Mordor.

      I almost lost my breakfast reading about it this morning…the world is truly run by criminal psychopaths.
      ww

      Comment by hybridrogue1 | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. The man Davis has committed murder of 2 persons, he should be put in jail and not released??? I doubt, their is a person in the USA that would want him for a neighbor

    Comment by bernie | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. what a travesty of justice,BLOODMONEY should never be considered in the case of the premeditated murder.the US seems to be the most unlawfull entity in the world. FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE.

    Comment by Othello | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. SEE:

    http://www.opinion-maker.org/2011/03/raymond-davis-release-the-inside-story/

    RAYMOND DAVIS RELEASE; THE INSIDE STORY
    Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor and Raja Mujtaba

    “FAMILY KIDNAPPED, FORCED TO SIGN ‘PARDON LETTER’” – PAKISTAN IN SHOCK
    ****************************

    Pakistan sold out, and remains a satrap client state of the US.
    ww

    Comment by hybridrogue1 | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. This “Davis” is obviously very important…
    Blood Money is the street level explanation.
    If the real deal is the end to drone strikes,
    then it’s a good deal.

    If not….Zardari will hang.

    Comment by mot | March 16, 2011 | Reply

    • They will never end drone strikes.
      I wish it was so. No, Pakistan could care less about the will of the people and will receive the revolution they deserve….as other USA client states are witnessing right now. The days of American influence in the World are ending. Yankee go home is heard round the World now.

      Comment by kim | March 16, 2011 | Reply


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