Mumbai attacks the mastermind and the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist leader appointed by the United Nations and the United States, the Trump administration has said after a Pakistani court ] ordered his release from detention .
Saeed, who carries a $ 10 million bounty announced by the United States for his role in terrorist activities, has been detained since January of this year.
"The United States knows media reports that Pakistan (court) ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed from house arrest," a spokesman for the US Department of State told PTI .
In May 2008, the US Treasury Department designated Saeed as a terrorist, the spokesperson said. "Saeed was also appointed individually by the United Nations under Resolution 1267 (Resolution of the UN Security Council) in December 2008 after the Mumbai attack in November 2008," the official added.
Members say that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a charity, but the United States says it is a front for the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, based in Pakistan.
Saeed was placed under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan. He is accused of leading the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people and wounded 200 others. India accused Pakistan of sponsoring attacks by LeT, Saeed founded in the 1990s [EstadosUnidosreiterasuposturadequeLeTesunaorganizaciónterroristaextranjeradesignadaresponsabledelamuertedecientosdecivilesinocentesenataquesterroristasincluidounElpresidentedeEstadosUnidosDonaldTrumpacusóaPakistándealbergara"agentesdelcaos"onAugustmuyespecíficas"dePakistánsobrelamilitancia After a brief period of house arrest in 2008" YelSecretariodeEstadoRexTillersondijoelmespasadoqueWashingtonhabíahechosolicitudes "Saeed led a high-profile public life and regularly delivered fiery speeches against India.
He was placed under house arrest once again in January this year after years of foreign pressure, provoking demonstrations in several Pakistani cities.
After To publish the news of Saeed's bankruptcy on Wednesday, PTI quoted a government source as saying that the measure It showed how Pakistan was "cheating" the international community on the issue of terrorism.