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Pakistan Releases Mumbai Mastermind

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a Pakistani man believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai massacre that left 166 dead, including 6 Jews at the local Chabad house, was released on bail by the Pakistani government.

From Reuters:

The move provoked a sharp rebuke from India, which warned that relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbors were deteriorating. The United States said it was “gravely” concerned by the court move.

The decision to release Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi came months after India and Pakistan were engaged in their worst cross-border violence in more than a decade in the disputed Kashmir region.

“Lakhvi has been released and he is out of the jail now,” his lawyer, Malik Nasir Abbas, told Reuters on Friday. “I don’t know where he will go now.”

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4 Comments

  • 1. Milhouse wrote:

    Not “mastermind”. Accused mastermind. Alleged mastermind. According to the Pakistani government, which did its best to keep him in prison. The court said the evidence against him was insufficient to justify overriding his right to reasonable bail. He’s out under court order. What exactly do India and the USA expect the Pakistani government to do about a writ of Habeas Corpus? Both of them would have no choice but to comply; so what are they complaining about here? Pakistan has administrative detention, and they used it the first time this guy was granted bail, but you can imagine how the judge would take it if they used it a second time.

  • 3. hakelev Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi wrote:

    Y’mach sh’mo v’zicro, and ditto to all his ilk. May they all rot in h*** very very soon.

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