'Father' of Pakistan's atom bomb freed

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The chief justice of the Islamabad High Court, Sardar Mohammad Aslam, made the decision after hearing lawyers representing government and the nuclear scientist in a closed doors session on Friday.

"The petitioner is declared a free citizen and writ petition is disposed off," said a written order issued by the court.

Khan has been effectively under house arrest in Islamabad since February 2004, when he confessed on television to sending nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea, although he retracted his remarks later.

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Randll Reese Besch - 2/13/2009

For extraordinary rendition then this is it. Like when the Israelis took Eichman from Argentina so it would be for any reasonable police operation to whisk Khan away to the Hauge for trial for international crimes.

scott daniel kulm - 2/6/2009

Khan should probably go to jail for all that he did and the giverment needs to know that.