I wasn’t beaten during imprisonment, says Raymond Davis
LONDON (92 News) – Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor who hit headlines after he killed dead two men in Lahore said that he was not beaten during his imprisonment in Pakistan.
In his interview to a British newspaper, Davis said that the heirs of the deceased Pakistan were paid US$2.6 million in blood money which was paid by Pakistan.
He said: “I shot two men in self-defense on a busy Lahore street on January 25, 2011 – it was a dramatic episode in his life that he’s not likely to forget but was angry for paying blood money.”
“I had lost my liberty and there were times I thought I’d never see my son again,’ the CIA contractor said.
Davis also discussed the emotional toll his incarceration took revealing that, at his lowest point, he believed his country had abandoned him. He went on to say that sleep deprivation was the worst, with guards keeping the lights on 24/7.
Davis said the cell was basic and he was fed chicken curry every day, twice a day, which in itself he found tortuous. “There was no hot water or heating, leaving him freezing on the cold winter nights,” he added.
Davis was eventually released from prison in March, 2011 in a controversial US$2.6million blood-money deal – known as Diya under Islamic law – and he believes that if it weren’t for the US Government’s secret plan to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan just months later he may not have made it home. That Tuesday in January was like any other for Davis.