Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Diplomat murderer

A Pak citizen killed two US soldier in self defense in war hit Afghanistan:


Physical and mental torture for 5 years and then finally sentenced of 80 years prison with out any proper case trial.

Is a RAYMOND DAVIS US citizen above Pakistani Law?

The murderer of three Pakistani, the US citizen Raymond Davis can not enjoy diplomatic indemnity because he was on business visa. There is no question of self defense because three citizens have been killed in firing from backside. Geneva Convention can not be implemented on Raymond Davis. Article 39-3 of the Geneva Convention provides indemnity to ambassadors, and Raymond Davis was on business visa. He was not performing any official duty at the time of incident so he can not ask for any indemnity in this case. He should have to face the Pakistani Courts. Those who know the city will tell you that the area (Mozang) has little to offer to any foreign official. There is nothing there except a few rundown shops, some equally rundown houses and a very large graveyard.

Why would an embassy official violate embassy rules and go there unescorted, carrying guns? And then he ended up killing two people. As if that was not enough, a car from the embassy then mowed down another in a desperate attempt to keep the firs diplomat out of the hands of the police. Imagine the uproar if a Pakistani diplomat had done a similar thing in New York.

Earliest reports suggested that Raymond Davis was a “technical adviser” and a “consular” official. More recently, US Embassy officials have described him as a “functionary” of the Embassy assigned to the US Consulate in Lahore and carrying a US Diplomatic passport. Reportedly he was hired at the US Consulate in Lahore as a security contractor from a Florida-based firm Hyperion Protective Consultants. All of this has material relevance to whether he would enjoy diplomatic immunity or not, but even more because of the apprehensions of many Pakistanis that he could be linked to the CIA or to the infamous firm Blackwater (later renamed XE Services).

what exactly was happening at Mozang? Very much in line with the immediate knee-jerk reaction of many Pakistanis, an early commentary by Jeff Stein in The Washington Post seemed to suggest rather fancifully that the shootout could have been a “Spy rendezvous gone bad?” That would be a conspiracy theory, but not an entirely implausible one. Mozang is not a part of town that you would expect too many foreigners, let alone a US official, visiting; and certainly not in what was reportedly a rented private vehicle. And while Pakistan today is clearly an unsafe place, the question of just why an Embassy official was carrying a firearm be wished away. On the other hand, however, Mr. Davis claims that he shot in self defense as the two men on the motorcycle were trying to rob him at gun point. Anyone who knows Pakistan knows all too well that this, too, is entirely possible. TV footage and reports coming immediately after the incident showed one of the young men lying dead with a revolver and wearing an ammunition belt. And certainly, the question of why at least one of the two young men on the motorcycle was carrying a loaded firearm cannot be wished away just because he had “dushmani.” Indeed, serious questions need to be asked about just who the two young men on the motorcycle were, just as they need to be asked about who Raymond Davis is. There just seem to be too many unnecessary weapons in too much proximity in this story.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffery has requested the Lahore High Court chief justice to take a suo motu notice of the murder of two youths by a US Consulate employee, Raymond Davis, and restrain the authorities concerned from taking him outside the jurisdiction of the high court. In an application submitted to Justice Ijaz Chaudhry, the lawyer alleged that the arrested US national was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an American investigation agency. He claimed that a conspiracy was underway to send the accused back to the US. Jaffery contended that Davis committed a crime in Pakistan and must be tried under the law of the land. He expressed his apprehensions that the government might succumb to American pressure and extradite the accused American. He requested the LHC CJ to take a suo motu notice of the incident and order the authorities concerned not to remove the custody of Davis from outside the territorial jurisdiction of the LHC.

Raymond Davis is not superior than law of Pakistan? There is something called self-respect, this goes for all the politicians of Pakistan, if government release the culprit Davis, they will face a strong reaction from nation

Is Dr Afia Siddiqui could be exchanged for Raymond Davis. This is what President Zardari and his coterie should demand, unless he wants a similar situation which has happened in Tunis and Cairo and slowly brewing in the Arab League nations.


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