Shakil Afridi

  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden August 30, 2013

    Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new trial. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US special forces killed bin Laden...
  • Pakistan doctor in bin Laden case starts hunger strike November 29, 2012

    Peshawar: The Pakistani doctor who helped the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hunt down Osama bin Laden started a hunger strike in his jail cell this week to protest against his living conditions, prison officials said on Thursday. Shakil Afridi was sentenced in May to 33 years in jail for...
  • US Senator threatens to end aid to Pakistan July 18, 2012

    Washington: A key American Senator on Tuesday threatened to force a vote on ending US aid to Pakistan unless a Pakistani doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, is released from prison. Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor this morning announcing his intention to force a Senate vote...
  • Pak doctor in Osama case called corrupt, womaniser May 29, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden faced accusations of corruption and other wrongdoing long before he was captured by Pakistani intelligence agents and then jailed for 33 years for treason. In interviews over the weekend, several current and former Pakistani officials described the doctor, Shakil...
  • US cuts Pak aid as doctor who helped find Osama jailed May 25, 2012

    Washington: US senators scandalized by Pakistan's jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden voted on Thursday to cut aid to Islamabad by $33 million -- one million for each year in the doctor's sentence. "It's arbitrary, but the hope is that Pakistan will realize we are...
  • Osama killing: Pak doc gets 33-yr jail for helping US May 23, 2012

    Peshawar: A Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason on Wednesday and sentenced to 33 years in prison, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA...