Pakistan Releases CIA’s Raymond Davis


Pakistani officials say a detained CIA contractor accused of killing two Pakistanis has been released.

Punjab provincial law minister Rana Fanaullah told Pakistan’s GEO TV that Raymond Davis, 36, was first formally indicted on double murder charges in Lahore on Wednesday. However, during the proceedings, relatives of the victims said they agreed to accept compensation in exchange for his release.

The American was accused of shooting and killing two men in the eastern city of Lahore on January 27 during what U.S. officials say was an attempted robbery.

The United States had demanded Davis’s release, saying he has diplomatic immunity.

The case inflamed tensions between the CIA and Pakistan’s military spy service, the ISI.


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One thought on “Pakistan Releases CIA’s Raymond Davis

  • March 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The Raymond Davis affair had complicated relations between the US and Pakistan. Should one expect a improvement now that the issue is resolved?


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