Pakistani Court Rejects CIA Killer Agent Plea for Immunity...
The judge said the trial would continue against the U.S. national Raymond Davis because so far no directives or decision of any court regarding diplomatic immunity for him has been dispatched to his court. This he said in response to Davis counsel's plea that trial by the AD&SJ shouldn't proceed when the Lahore High Court decides on the immunity petition. The Nation
Lahore court's decision is despite the insistence of the U.S. government that he has diplomatic immunity.
"We are concerned that the proceedings are ongoing," U.S. State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters after a Lahore court rejected Davis' claim for diplomatic immunity and said it would go on with his trial. Hindustan Times
"And that was notification that he, in fact, has diplomatic immunity," U.S. State Department spokesman P J Crowley continued. Pakistan, however, denies to accept that. Hindustan Times ...
... Zahid Bokhari, Davis’s lawyer, told AFP the judge had ordered the trial to continue because for the past one-and-a-half months no document had been produced in the court related to Davis’s immunity.
At a previous hearing on February 25, Davis refused to sign the copy of the charge sheet, claiming diplomatic immunity and insisting that he be released.
An official of the US Consulate in Lahore and bereaved families were also present on the occasion. Meanwhile, a judicial magistrate on Thursday adjourned the hearing of an illegal arms case against Davis until March 15, his counsel Zahid Hussain Bukhari told APP.