Ex-Taliban Ambassador to Sue Pakistan Written by Quqnoos.com
Afghanistan, Kabul, 15 October / corr Trend A.Hakimi/ The Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef, has said he will sue the Pakistani government for arresting him against the rules of diplomacy.
Zaeef was arrested by Pakistani authorities after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and handed over to American forces before spending four years in the notorious US jail Guantanemo Bay. The former ambassador argues that the Pakistani government should have granted him diplomatic immunity and should have refused to hand him over to America. Pakistani officials have failed to react to the threat of a legal case against the government.
Zaeef says it has taken him a long time to prepare a case against the government because he believed Musharraf would have thrown the case out. He now believes that, with a new president in power, his case stands a stronger chance of succeeding. American officials said at the time that they arrested Zaeef because they thought he could lead them to Osama bin Laden
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