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Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama Bin Laden has paid for it by being sentenced to 33 years in prison. He was charged with treason and found guilty by a tribal court. He was not present for his trial nor could he present any defense.
"He has been sentenced for 33 years on treason charges and has been moved to Peshawar central jail after the verdict was announced by the local court," Mohammad Siddiq, spokesman for the administrative head of Khyber, said. Al Jazeera
Before the US military invaded the compound where the terrorist was living, they wanted confirmation that bin Laden was in fact resident there. Afridi was able to obtain DNA samples to confirm bin Laden’s presence there.
The incursion into Pakistan by the American Seals to assassinate bin Laden infuriated the Pakistani government and further eroded the relations with the US. Supply lines into Afghanistan have been interrupted, forcing the American coalition forces to rely on staging supplies in Russia.
The cooperation of Afridi with the CIA will likely have far reaching effects. He created a fake vaccination programme to gain access to homes. Now the legitimate vaccination programmes have come under suspicion and public health may suffer.