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Pakistan jails doctor who helped find Bin Laden


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Pakistan jails doctor who helped find Bin Laden

The Pakistani doctor accused of helping the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden, Shakil Afridi, has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.

The doctor was accused of using a fake vaccination drive to get clues to Bin Laden’s whereabouts. It led to the location and eventual death of the Al Qaeda chief in Pakistan last year.

Allegedly hiding in Pakistan for years, Bin Laden’s capture came as an embarassment to the Pakistanis.

Senior US officials have appealed for Afridi’s release.

The sentence could further complicate talks with Pakistan to reopen crucial supply routes in Afghanistan to US-led Nato troops.

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