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In Pakistan: Detained American Refuses To Sign Charging Sheet

Pakistani police stand guard outside the Kot Lakhpat jail during today's court hearing. i i

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Pakistani police stand guard outside the Kot Lakhpat jail during today's court hearing.

Pakistani police stand guard outside the Kot Lakhpat jail during today's court hearing.

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Raymond Davis, a security contractor for the CIA who last month killed two men in Lahore, Pakistan, in what he says was a case of self defense, today refused to sign the charges leveled against him and asserted his right to diplomatic immunity, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from Islamabad.

The court adjourned to March 3. The case has sparked anti-American protests in Pakistan, and there was heavy security around the building where Davis' hearing was held.

Here is Julie's report.

NPR's Julie McCarthy

Meanwhile, "American national Aaron Mark Dehaven has been arrested in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Capital, Peshawar, for overstaying illegally in Pakistan, sources told Dawn News. ... The sources said that DeHeaven had been issued a visa on Jauary 1, 2010 which expired on 30th October 2010 and despite that he kept on staying in Pakistan without a valid visa document which resulted in his arrest."

Dehaven is from West Virginia and is now married to a Pakistani woman, Dawn added.

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