Raymond Davis: Obama Threatens Pakistani US Ambassador – Release Davis Now

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon has told Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani, if American Raymond Davis, a U.S. embassy employee, is not released from their custody apparently by today (Friday), Obama will send Haqqani packing, “close U.S. consulates in Pakistan, and cancel President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to the U.S. Source. Update 2-15-11: See latest details here.

Raymond Davis - U.S. Embassy Pakistan

Raymond Davis is accused of killing to Pakistanis who attempted to rob him. Apparently Pakistan does not recognize diplomatic immunity. Pakistan claims Davis does not have diplomatic documents. The U.S. said this:

“The US diplomat detained in Lahore is a member of the US Embassy”s technical and administrative staff, and therefore entitled to full criminal immunity and cannot be lawfully arrested or detained in accordance with the Vienna Convention”.

The Embassy noted that the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations provides diplomatic immunity to all diplomats around the world.

It said Article 37 of the Convention specifically extends “the same criminal immunity that diplomats have to members of the technical and administrative staff of an Embassy”.

From Pakistan’s Dawn.com:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Gen Kayani she wants Mr Davis freed, and a number of American lawmakers have flaunted their country`s superpower status by making clear all aid to Pakistan, especially the military part of it, would be cut off.

Today, Friday, the day the U.S. said they would implement harsh actions for denial of diplomatic privileges, Pakistan thumbs their nose and says, well, we think we’ll just keep Davis awhile longer:

A Pakistani judge has ordered the American embassy worker accused of shooting two locals in Lahore to another two weeks in prison while the court prepares murder charges to be brought against him.

The detention of Raymond Davis, who alleges that he killed the men in self-defense during an attempted robbery, has aded an additional layer fo frost to US-Pakistan relations. This diplomatic standoff could prove particularly problematic for American officials trying to win Pakistani support for the war effort in Afghanistan.

Very interesting that Ambassador Haqqani denies the report, U.S. officials have denied the report but unconfirmed U.S. insiders have anonymously confirmed. A Pakistani newspaper also confirms. How awkward will it be if we have made these threats and do not carry forth with them on behalf of Raymond Davis?


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  • Obama doesn’t have a backbone … how can he stand up to anyone.

  • The Pakistanis don’t have any respect for Obama because is “the weak man.” Moslems respect only “the strong man.”

  • W.R

    why don’t the americans send back affia siddiqui.. maybe then they’ll get this killer.. do your research

  • i think if America really want his murdrer he would have to release DR.AFIA first and stop threating us and they should have to give some answers.For what purpose they captured DR.ABDUL KADIR KHAN?i think that they are jealous and afraid of PAKISTANI’S

  • W.R. and FAIZA, unless Saddiqqui has diplomatic immunity, there is no comparison. Even besides that, there is no comparison.

    • and WHO DECIDED that Davis has immunity? do ur reasearch hun. Google for this article..The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists. will get some idea. Let the justice prevail, IF u believe in it. regards. arsh.

    • Kickass American Terrorists

      Diplomatic immunity is not for murderers and terrorists been exported to Pakistan by US government. You should be ashame of yourself for supporting a murderor. Shame on you and your fellow americans who think like an asshole.

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    News Update Driver who killed Ibad-ur-Rehman reaches US, driver of the vehicle held the same diplomatic visa as Raymond Davis
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  • and WHO DECIDED that Davis has immunity? do ur reasearch hun. Google for this article..***The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists*** will get some idea. Let the justice prevail, IF u believe in it. regards. arsh.

  • Muhammad Abu Bakar

    Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men on a Lahore street, triggering a diplomatic crisis between Pakistan and the United States, is a CIA agent who was on assignment at the time of the incident.
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  • Dual killing accused Raymond Davis was indicted by a special court in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday.
    The prosecution lawyer, Asad Manzoor, told the court that all documents related with the case was submitted with the court on the last hearing. He prayed the court to indict Davis in double murder case.
    The defence lawyer, Syed Zahid Hussain, objected the indiction of his client and pleaded to the court to give more time. But the court charged the US citizen with double murder.
    American citizen Raymond Davis killed two Pakistani citizens in Lahore on January 27.
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  • Sunni Rehbar Council, Sunni Etihad Council and Jamaat-e-Islami observe a nationwide strike.
    Protest against the release of Raymond Davis will be held after the juma prayers in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Multan, Rawalpindi, Shukkar ad various other cities.
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  • David

    America is the biggest terrorist, Imagine that asshole killed 3 people in Pakistan and American want them back with out interference of Pakistan Law. and I hate Pakistan government to end up with nothing and let him go back.