Sayed abbas detained again after three months for not filing ‘proper application’
A Pakistani man has been freed by a military court after being held for three months for not filing the proper application for refugee status.
Khan Nawaz Masood, 36, had been held without bail since November 15, and has been locked in a jail for 24 hours without being allowed to see his wife, her daughters or son. His family had sought bail on the grounds that he had not registered his claim.
Masood had been in custody since June 15 but his case had stalled in the military court, a spokesman from the military’s special prosecutor’s office said.
Masood was initially detained for trying to board a flight to Pakistan but the government later allowed him to travel by boat and enter the country. He was originally arrested the same day that the U.S. ambassador was shot dead in the western Pakistani city of Abbottabad.
A U.S. embassy official confirmed the diplomat’s death.