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Pakistan: Judge Rules Davis Doesn’t Hold Diplomatic Immunity


A Pakistani court Thursday declared that the US diplomat, being detained for killing three Pakistani nationals, does not enjoy diplomatic immunity.

Additional Sessions Judge, Yousuf Ojla, heard the case of Raymond Davis in Kot Lakhpat Jail near eastern Lahore city.

Davis was presented in the court in handcuffs and the hearing was also attended by US Consul General Cormela Conroy.


Local news channels citing the summary of the court verdict said that the session judge has rejected that Davis enjoys diplomatic immunity.

Raymond Davis had filed an application of diplomatic immunity as in the previous hearing he was not represented by a lawyer.

In Thursday’s hearing, it was expected that Davis will be charged with murder and possession of illegal arms. However, after rejecting his diplomatic immunity, the court adjourned the hearing till March 8th.

Davis has been detained for killing three Pakistani nationals in Lahore.

The US insists that he is a diplomat and enjoys diplomatic immunity. However, it has been recently revealed that Davis was a CIA spy and had close links to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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