US to Pakistan: Hand Over Our Diplomat

Claims Raymond Davis has immunity in killing of 2 Pakistanis
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2011 6:49 AM CST
People look at blood stains at a roadside in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. A US consular employee shot and killed two gunmen as they approached his vehicle.   (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)
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(Newser) – The United States is demanding the release of an American diplomat charged yesterday in the murders of two Pakistanis he says were trying to rob him, reports the AP. "The United States Embassy in Pakistan calls for the immediate release," according to a statement that cited Raymond Davis' immunity, and said he had been illegally detained. Davis remains in custody, and US officials only gained access to him last night.

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