MULTAN (Agencies) - Thirteen persons, who were under trial in Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case, were released after the Supreme Court verdict here on Tuesday. According to details, the Lahore High Court had ordered the release of 13 under-trial accused involved in Mukhtaran Mai rape case and the complainant through her counsel had moved an application to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Lahore High Court. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the LHC and acquitted the accused. Those who were released included Hafiz Mazhar, Allah Ditta, Khalil Ahmed, Nazar Hussain, Qasim, Faiz Muhammad, Muhammad Faiz, Ghulam Farid, Allah Ditta, Rasool Bakhsh, Hazoor Bakhsh, Ramzan and Muhammad Aslam. Mukhtar Mai, now 40, was gang raped in June 2002 on the orders of a village council as punishment after her younger brother was accused of having illicit relations with a woman from a rival clan. The boy was just 12 years old at the time of the incident in Meerwala town, 120 kilometres southwest of Multan. We are innocent, we did not commit any crime, we were jailed under foreign pressure, said one of the accused, Faiz Bakhsh, after his release. Supporters chanted Long live Supreme Court as the accused were freed from the central Multan jail. We released them after receiving the Supreme Court order today, superintendent of the jail, Rana Tanveer, told reporters. The top court last week dismissed an appeal by Mai against the acquittal of the five in a case which has garnered international attention on the oppression suffered by women in Pakistan.