Lahore High Court quashed the detention of Jamat-ud-Daawa chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and Col. (Rtd) Nazeer Ahmed on Tuesday and ordered their release. Hafiz Saeed counsel A.K. Doggar emerged from the courthouse to declare that jurists had decided Saeed's continued detention was without basis. Talking to media outside the court premises he said the court judgment has proved that now the judiciary is free. Saeed spokesman Yahya Mujahid told American news agency that the cleric was under house arrest in Lahore. Saeed's detention dates to December. Mujahid said Tuesday's decision vindicated the stance of Saeed's supporters that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is not linked to terrorism. "We hope this order will be implemented," he said. "Our organization is working to serve the suffering humanity."