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US seeks detained employee's release in Pakistan

02-16-2011 08:30 BJT

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US President Barack Obama says his administration will continue working for the release of Raymond Davis, an American employee detained in Pakistan.

In his first public comments on the case, Obama said that, under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, statesmen in another country are not subject to local prosecution.

The US President added that he expects Pakistan recognize Davis as a diplomat, and abide by relevant rules. But Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says Pakistan will not accept any pressure seeking an early release, and the case should be decided in court.

Davis, an employee of the US Consulate in Lahore, is accused of gunning down two Pakistanis who allegedly tried to rob him last month.

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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