LAHORE: The US on Friday renewed demands for Pakistan to immediately release a detained American official who Washington says acted in self-defence when he shot dead two men.
“As a member of the administrative and technical staff at the US embassy in Islamabad, Raymond Davis is entitled to full immunity from criminal prosecution by Pakistan under the Vienna convention,” US Consul-General Carmela Conroy said.
Reading out a written statement to media in Lahore, Conroy, who met Davis in jail, said that under the convention, he should be freed immediately”.
“We need to resolve this case immediately and continue our work, including cooperation in education and health, and our common fight against extremist violence.”
“We regret that authorities did not consider…eyewitness accounts and physical evidence when they stated that this was not a case of self-defence,” she added.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2011.
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