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John Kerry Presses For U.S Official’s Release in Pakistan

Dispatched by the White House on a mission to free an American official jailed in Pakistan for killing two Pakistanis, Sen. John Kerry expressed remorse on Tuesday for the deaths and pledged that the official would be investigated for criminal offense once returned to American soil. "That doesn't mean the law of immunity is not to be respected," the senator added. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has so far declined to grant diplomatic immunity to Raymond Davis. The killings occurred three weeks ago and have stirred up anti-American sentiment in Pakistan.

February 16, 2011 9:02 AM