LAHORE, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has delayed a hearing on whether an American detained for fatally shooting two Pakistani men has diplomatic immunity.
Deputy attorney general Naveed Inayat Malik says the court will wait until March 14 to allow the government more time to prepare its opinion on whether the U.S. Embassy worker qualifies for diplomatic protections.
The decision was made at a short hearing Thursday.
The government had requested an adjournment to complete its opinion.
The U.S. says Raymond Davis shot the armed men in self-defense as they tried to rob him Jan. 27, and that his detention is illegal under international agreements covering diplomats. Pakistani leaders have said the matter is up to the courts to decide.