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Pakistan: Doctor Who Aided C.I.A. Should Face Charges, Panel Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/world/asia/pakistan-doctor-who-aided-cia-should-face-charges.html
October 6, 2011
Pakistan: Doctor Who Aided C.I.A. Should Face Charges, Panel Says
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Pakistan] [AfPak] [even as US commits much money and support to Pakistan’s govt] [Obama’s “surge” continues in AfPak] [after “surge” has success around Kandahar, insurgency strikes back?] [psci 355-455, 463] [apparently Pakistan is going to try the doctor who helped U.S. CIA spy on bin Laden] [will be elegible for death penalty] [*]
A Pakistani doctor who ran a vaccination program for the C.I.A. to help track down Osama bin Laden should be put on trial for high treason, a government commission said Thursday, [*]a move likely to anger American officials pushing for his release. American and Pakistani officials have said that the doctor, Shakil Afridi, ran a vaccination program in Abbottabad, where Bin Laden was living, in an effort to obtain a DNA sample from him. Dr. Afridi was detained days after the American raid that killed Bin Laden by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency. [*]The Pakistani commission investigating the raid said in a statement that that Dr. Afridi should be charged with “conspiracy against the state of Pakistan and high treason”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/world/asia/pakistan-doctor-who-aided-cia-should-face-charges.html
October 6, 2011
Pakistan: Doctor Who Aided C.I.A. Should Face Charges, Panel Says
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [Pakistan] [AfPak] [even as US commits much money and support to Pakistan’s govt] [Obama’s “surge” continues in AfPak] [after “surge” has success around Kandahar, insurgency strikes back?] [psci 355-455, 463] [apparently Pakistan is going to try the doctor who helped U.S. CIA spy on bin Laden] [will be elegible for death penalty] [*]
A Pakistani doctor who ran a vaccination program for the C.I.A. to help track down Osama bin Laden should be put on trial for high treason, a government commission said Thursday, [*]a move likely to anger American officials pushing for his release. American and Pakistani officials have said that the doctor, Shakil Afridi, ran a vaccination program in Abbottabad, where Bin Laden was living, in an effort to obtain a DNA sample from him. Dr. Afridi was detained days after the American raid that killed Bin Laden by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency. [*]The Pakistani commission investigating the raid said in a statement that that Dr. Afridi should be charged with “conspiracy against the state of Pakistan and high treason” on the basis of the evidence it had gathered. It was not clear whether the recommendation would lead to charges being filed. The charge would carry the death penalty.
[full piece may be found above the jump] [*]

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