Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pakistan releases Raymond Davis

I am not surprised. The pressure from the US must have been immense.
Raymond Davis released by Pakistani court


Islamabad/Washington, March 16 (IANS) A Pakistani court Wednesday acquitted CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who killed two men in Lahore, after payment of blood money as compensation to relatives of the victims, Geo News reported. He is reported to have been flown out of the country.

A US Air Force plane carrying 12 men, perhaps including Davis, took off at 4.45 p.m. from Lahore airport for Afghanistan, sources told Geo News.

An additional sessions judge released Raymond Davis after the family members of the slain men appeared in the court and pardoned the US national after an agreement was reached between the two sides, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said.

'He has been released from jail and now it is up to him to leave the country whenever he wants,' the minister added.

Blood money, or 'Diyat' is a provision under Islamic Sharia law in which compensation can be paid to relatives of those killed to secure a pardon, and is commonly used to resolve such cases in Pakistan.


However, not everyone is impressed with this deal....

Demonstrations condemn CIA contractor release in Pakistan


Reports said that Raymond Davis was airlifted out of Pakistan in a special American air force plane shortly after the court acquitted him.

Opposition political groups staged rallies in main cities and condemned the release of the CIA agent.

Police used batons to disperse dozens of angry people in Lahore, injuring several demonstrators, including women. The police arrested several protestors. Demonstrators also pelted stones at the police.

Demonstrations were also held in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several other cities and the demonstrators condemned the release of CIA contractor. The demonstrators claimed that the government had forced family members of the slain men to sign the compensation deal.

I would not doubt that claim

7 comments:

  1. The lawyer for one of the murder victims (Faizan Haider) families said;

    "told the BBC that the "blood money" deal was done without his knowledge and that he was in detention when it was made.
    I was not allowed to participate in the proceedings of the case... and could not see or approach my clients," Asad Manzoor Butt said.
    "I and my associate were kept under forced detention for four hours.
    "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."



    American justice.

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  3. hey anonymous!

    Kept under forced detention.

    Pakistan under pressure, alot of it, was going to cave, eventually. I am quite frankly stunned, they hung on to Davis this long.

    The US clearly wanted this guy back for some reason and was willing to accommodate some face saving theatre to get him back.

    Pakistan must have received some considerations for this deal, but what and why are they so foolish to think the US will keep any sort of a deal with them.

    The US/NATO gang will not stop attacking Pakistan until their nukes are under US control

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  4. Typical,
    How pathetic, but $$$$$ means more than "anything"..
    All scum..really.
    What news to be greeted to first in the morning.
    Good Job Penny :)
    A13

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  5. Hey Penny,...How ironic that the islamaphobic jooSA has one of their sneak-thieves saved by sharia law!

    Haa, you couldn't make this shit up!

    excellent work as per...

    veritas

    AKA Mr. Belligerent(grin)

    P.S. I might start a new blog, eh?

    mrbelligerent.blogspot.com

    Haaaargh, I crack me up!

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  6. This just shows how cheap those Muzzies are, all they wants our freedoms/money.

    They want to live in USA, coz its sooooooooooooo free.

    maybe they can live in a gated community with Ray and his freaking extended family

    This story and the settler story go hand in hand - the suppurating sores that are the democracies offered by Izzy and U[dont] SAy


    PsyOps are continual events , augmented as they go along

    What is Democracy when words have no meaning?

    cheers

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  7. Hey A13:
    Once my daughter leaves I will be dropping over your way.
    Thanks for the kudo's

    I see today the outrage is growing.

    The idea of this being "sharia law" is being used for propaganda, that's my opinion.

    The US has paid out lots of blood money the world over.
    In other nations, in their own country.

    Thinking of Frank Olson, his family was paid "blood money" to keep quiet and not ask questions about his murder.

    They didn't need any sharia law or any law but their own "frontier Justice" oh their version of the golden rule, he who has the gold make the rule.

    And the US, backed by banksters, can print up reams of debt for the Americans to pay.


    What is democracy, when words have no true meaning?

    I guess it means whatever the powerful people want it to mean?

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