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AFRIDI SENTENCED UNDER DRACONIAN LAW OF FCR

Shakil Afridi

Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi was convicted of treason last week and sentenced to 33 years in prison by a tribal court in northwestern Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Labeled a patriot by the United States and a traitor by Pakistan, Afridi was punished for helping the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces last year in Abbottabad. The doctor ran a vaccination campaign as a pretext to gather DNA to verify bin Laden’s presence in the garrison town. Continue reading

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