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A Pakistan court on Wednesday freed a CIA contractor accused of double murder after $US2 million ($2.02 million) in blood money was paid to the families of the dead, ending a damaging row with the United States.
Raymond Davis, remanded in jail since he shot dead two men in Lahore on January 27, said he acted in self-defence and has been backed by US authorities, who said he was an embassy employee with full diplomatic immunity.
The incident sparked protests and ruptured fragile ties between the United States and Islamabad, which had been under domestic pressure to stand up to its superpower ally and try Davis for murder.
Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
So why was this guy so important that he was saved?