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Pak court says Davis has no diplomatic immunity

A Pakistan court today ruled that CIA contractor Raymond Davis does not have diplomatic immunity. Davis, who is facing murder charges for killing two Pakistani men in Lahore, is currently kept in a high-security detention centre.

world Updated: Mar 03, 2011 12:19 IST

A Pakistan court on Thursday ruled that CIA contractor Raymond Davis does not have diplomatic immunity. Davis, who is facing murder charges for killing two Pakistani men in Lahore, is currently kept in a high-security detention centre.

Davis shot dead two men in the eastern city of Lahore last month. He said he acted in self-defence and the United States says he has diplomatic immunity and should be repatriated. The case has inflamed anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and is straining relations between the allies.

There have been conflicting accounts about the identity of the two victims with Davis and a police report indicating they were armed robbers while Pakistani media and some officials have portrayed them as innocent victims.