Bin Laden Doctor Launches Hunger Strike In Pakistan

Bin Laden Doctor Launches Hunger Strike In Pakistan

Pakistani surgeon Shakeel Afridi, pictured in 2010, has been languishing behind bars for years since helping US agents track and kill Osama bin Laden in 2011

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and 우아미서버 kill Osama bin Laden has launched a hunger strike from his prison cell, 투데이서버 his lawyer and family said Mo

br />Shakeel Afridi has been languishing behind bars for years since his fake vaccination programme helped US agents track and kill the Al Qaeda leader in

br />"It is to protest the injustices and inhumane attitudes being committed against him and his family," his brother Jamil Afridi told AFP after meeting with Afridi in a prison in central Punjab prov

br />His attorney Qamar Nadeem also confirmed the hunger strike

br />Afridi was jailed for 33 years in May 2012 after he was convicted of having ties to militants, 리니지프리서버추천 a charge he has always

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His sentence was later reduced by 10 yea

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Some US lawmakers have branded the case as revenge for his help in the search for the Al Qaeda

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The 2011 killing of Bin Laden caused massive embarrassment for 리니지프리서버홍보 Pakistan and particularly its powerful

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For years Afridi has had no access to his lawyer, while his appeal against his prison sentence has stalled with scheduled court appearances repeatedl

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His family has also complained of being targeted and harassed by authorities over the year

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US President Donald Trump vowed during his election campaign that he would order Pakistan to free Afridi, but since taking office has been largely silent on

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The comments sparked a blistering rebuttal from Pakistan, whose interior minister at the time branded Trump "ignorant" and stated that the "government of Pakistan and not Donald Trump" would decide Afri

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In recent years Pakistani authorities have cracked down on nonprofits and forced them to leave the country, which analysts say was largely tied to the Afridi case due to the security establishment's fears that NGOs have provided cover for spying.

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