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THE SAD ENDING TO DOCTOR WHO BETRAYED OSAMA BIN LADEN

Osama Bin Laden death well worked by US special forces is one of the achievements of Barack Obama administration. Osama was increasingly becoming a threat to US and his death was relief to many.

WHO BETRAYED OSAMA BIN LADEN ?

Dr Shakil Afridi is a Pakistani physician who helped the CIA run a fake hepatitis vaccine program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, to confirm Osama bin Laden’s presence in the city by obtaining DNA samples.

He was taken into custody on May 23, 2011, 20 days after bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, was killed. The raid embarrassed many in Pakistan, souring bilateral ties with the United States.

On 23 May 2012, he was sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment for treason, initially believed to be in connection with the bin Laden raid, but later revealed to be due to alleged ties with a local Islamist warlord Mangal Bagh.

Lawyers appealed against the verdict on 1 June 2012. On 29 August 2013, his sentence was overturned and a retrial ordered.

Dr Afridi’s imprisonment caused outrage and saw the US cut federal aid to Pakistan by $33m (£27m) – $1m for every year of his jail sentence. in the Peshawar High Court

While the doctor is considered a hero in the US, in Pakistan he is seen by many as a traitor who brought humiliation to the country.

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