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Fai released on bond

July 27, 2011

Ghulam Nabi Fai talks during the International Kashmir Conference in Muzaffarabad.—AFP photo

ALEXANDRIA: A man charged with working for Pakistan's spy agency while trying to influence US lawmakers has been released on $100,000 bond.

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai appeared in US District Court on Tuesday for a detention hearing.

He was arrested last week on charges that he tried to influence the policy of the White House and Congress on Kashmir while working under the supervision of Pakistan's spy agency.

US Magistrate Judge John Anderson released Fai into the custody of his wife and placed him under home detention with electronic monitoring.

Fai is the executive director of the Kashmiri American Council. He was arrested on a charge of being an unregistered agent of a foreign government.