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    Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

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    LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) Pakistan on Friday sent a US official to jail on judicial remand, pending further murder investigations and a legal tussle over diplomatic immunity in a case that has inflamed ties with Washington.

    If this man is indeed a consular official, he does have diplomatic immunity and the most the Pakistani government can legally do is declare him persona non grata (which is what I am sure the end result of this case will be). Remanding him to prison for two weeks is a violation of international law.

    But then again, as the U.S. violates international law when it comes to allowing consular officials to have contact with their nationals in detainment, I suppose the U.S. really does not have that much right to squak about this... Thanks Texas for that....
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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

    There's no longer any penalty for pooping on America. The killer will probably be released ultimately. But he is now taking a heap of physical abuse in a Pakistani jail. Does anyone remember what happened to the actor Ned Beatty in the movie Deliverance?

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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

    In a show of what we stand for i would like to see the U.S. revoke this guys diplomatic immunity and allow him to stand trial, if there is evidence showing him to be guilty.

    We need to not upset another Nation in the region especially one with nukes that could easily fall to Radical Islamics.

    I have always felt Diplomatic Immunity goes too far and in some cases such as parking tickets at the one end and Murder at the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    In a show of what we stand for i would like to see the U.S. revoke this guys diplomatic immunity and allow him to stand trial, if there is evidence showing him to be guilty.

    We need to not upset another Nation in the region especially one with nukes that could easily fall to Radical Islamics.

    I have always felt Diplomatic Immunity goes too far and in some cases such as parking tickets at the one end and Murder at the other.
    The possibility of diplomatic immunity is the only thing keeping this guy alive. If that goes he'll be torn apart limb from limb.

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    I read somewhere that if Pakistan's president didn't put the guy on trial for murder, he'd be in real trouble with the religious extremists in his country.

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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    In a show of what we stand for i would like to see the U.S. revoke this guys diplomatic immunity and allow him to stand trial, if there is evidence showing him to be guilty.

    We need to not upset another Nation in the region especially one with nukes that could easily fall to Radical Islamics.

    I have always felt Diplomatic Immunity goes too far and in some cases such as parking tickets at the one end and Murder at the other.

    Absolutely!


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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    In a show of what we stand for i would like to see the U.S. revoke this guys diplomatic immunity and allow him to stand trial, if there is evidence showing him to be guilty.

    We need to not upset another Nation in the region especially one with nukes that could easily fall to Radical Islamics.

    I have always felt Diplomatic Immunity goes too far and in some cases such as parking tickets at the one end and Murder at the other.
    If it were a respectable country with a half-way decent judicial system, PERHAPS I could agree with that... but we are talking Pakistan, here... do you think there would be one iota of a chance of his getting a fair trial???
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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days

    Let him stay in jail.
    If he was British, I'd 100% support UK cutting him off and making him fend for himself.
    He is not worth any damages to any ties to Pakistan especially considering it's .... delicate situation. Liability

    Lol @ US trying to pretend it'll cut aid. Not if you don't want it to fall out of Western influence and into the hands of the Islamists


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    Wow. The guy says it was self-defense, that he was being robbed. Two guys on motorbike is a pretty common robbery team... and assassination team, slapping bombs on certain windshields. The Pakistani police say it is likely that he was being robbed. Religious extremists (aka Taliban and Al Qaeda) scream, "He's an American, execute him!" ... and suddenly the Pakistan PM is making charge-don't charge decisions?

    Don't they have people, like, I don't know, prosecuting lawyers who are supposed to make that determination after a full police investigation? Can you imagine Obama, if the situation was reversed, saying in effect, "The police don't need to investigate, prosecutors don't need to make a determination. I, after consultation with various religious leaders, have decided the man will be tried for this cold-blooded murder."

    Huh? Then people in this thread go, "No, biggie, let him take one for the team."

    The mind boggles.

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    Re: Pakistan remands US official in jail for 14 days



    He shot two Pakistanis in what he claims was self defence at close range
    A third civilian was run over by the US Consulate who hurried to rescue him.
    He was found with maps of key sites in his possession and a number of weapons (Dude is so a spy ... kinda **** tho)
    Pakistani public who are already Anti American are getting hella pissed in an atmosphere described as dangerous.
    To make matters even worse the poor widow of the man he killed has committed suicide which has further inflamed the public as she stated on her death bed that there will be no justice. Many comparing her to the Tunisian vendor who killed himself and then sparked two revolution. Pakistan's 1973 constitution does not grant diplomatic immunity in the case of criminal offences

    It's simple what must happen to shut this case and keep ties with Pakistan healthy.
    Pakistan should just hang him or shoot him at close range and be done with it and if US does make Pakistan hand it back.
    Then all is fair in love and war. The Pakistani diplomat in US should just go out and shoot and kill three American civilians to quieten the Pakistani public and give the widow 'blood for blood'.

    US will not do anything to Pakistan except maybe cut off aid. Pakistan can simply go look at Iran, I'm sure it can find a buyer for it's Nuclear weapons if worse comes to worst


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