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Pakistan Court Acquits CIA Contractor In Double Murder Case

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"The court first indicted him but the families later told court that they have accepted the blood money and they have pardoned him," Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told Reuters. "The court acquitted him in the murder case."

Davis' detainment touched off a diplomatic crisis. American officials first said Davis was an embassy worker, and have always maintained that he has diplomatic immunity. It was eventually revealed that Davis was part of a covert, C.I.A.-led team of operatives.

Read TPM's past coverage of the Davis case here.

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