February 10th, 2012
04:41 AM ET

Attorney: Pakistani high court gives spy agency ultimatum

Pakistan's Supreme Court gave the country's secretive and powerful spy agency a midnight deadline to hand over seven detainees who were allegedly arrested without due process and injured while in its custody, a lawyer representing several of the detainees told CNN Friday.

A three-judge panel delivered the ultimatum after a lawyer representing the ISI, or Inter-Services Intelligence, failed to bring the detainees to court as earlier ordered.

"The court wants the detainees in court today and they're not accepting any excuses," said attorney Tariq Asad. "The court has said they have until midnight to produce the detainees, even if it means bringing them to court in a helicopter."

The court did not make clear what the consequences would be if ISI failed to produce the detainees by the end of the day.

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  1. leeintulsa

    it might be interesting to see where this goes..

    February 10, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    If they're anything like our CIA, nowhere.

    February 10, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Hmmm. 3 dead judges. You have to admire their courage.

    February 10, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. pmk1953

    How long before the truck bomb explodes at the courthouse or the judges homes go kaboom?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Left wing

    A big a#s slap in the hand, bring them to the US to be tried they will get a fair and just punishment its called freedom. Why hell they turn convicted murderers loose on the public. Is spying any worse?

    February 11, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. krm1007

    India poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. ...to USA...NATO...Pakistan and Afghanistan people and armed forces. Hindu cult extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Indians are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting Talibans and Al Qaeda and harboring them in India. These terrorists are being entertained in the Indian parliament building in New Delhi where they are residing and then smuggled over to Pakistan in Indian Army helicopters. Shame on these Indians. Like the NAZI's they need to be stopped forcefully and immediately.

    February 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |