Pressure mounts: US calls for Davis’ release

US Consul-General says Davis is entitled to full immunity under the Vienna convention.


Afp February 12, 2011

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.

COMMENTS (16)

Jamshaid Ali | 10 years ago | Reply @Tim Davidson: Where are your Hyman Rights, Equality Rights? Please TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.
Jamshaid Ali | 10 years ago | Reply @davidson...................Please check and read about who in the world carries a Glock Pistol and further read and logically think which diplomat can wonder around busy parts of Lahore, knowing it is unsafe for diplomats to go there without security. The big questions for USA is "what was a diplomat doing with his Glock unlawfully provided by the USA Government in a busy part of Lahore and what diplomatic duties was he performing there?
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