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Shakil Afridi

Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Has Jail Term Overturned

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda...

Aid Worker as Spy: The Cost of a Fake Vaccination Campaign

Ali Hayat | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Ali Hayat

The Government of Pakistan has started to take a much tougher stance towards some of the international non-governmental organizations and their staff, thus seriously undermining their ability to reach out to the most vulnerable in a timely manner.

Andrea Stone

Doctor Who Helped Nab Osama Bin Laden Now Rots In Pakistan Prison | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have called him a hero. Leaders of his own country labeled him a traitor. And some who accuse him of medical malpractice ...

Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Appeals Conviction

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani lawyer has filed an appeal against the conviction of a doctor jailed after helping the U.S. find Osama bin Lade...

The Strange Story of Pakistan's Shakil Afridi: From Surgeon to Spy to Militant Sympathizer

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

Washington and Islamabad have each staked out such narrow positions and clung to them so stubbornly that neither can regard the Afridi affair with the wider lens it requires. The strange story of Dr. Afridi is a sad commentary on the troubled bilateral relationship.

Did The CIA Ruin Our Chance To Eradicate Polio?

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

Last week, a Pakistani doctor was sentenced by his government to three decades in prison for actions that helped the United States kill Osama bin Lade...

Bin Laden Hunt Doctor Not Sentenced For CIA Links

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistan doctor who assisted the CIA in tracking down Osama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison for conspiring with ...

Family Of Doctor In Bin Laden Hunt: Trial Was A Sham

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The family of the Pakistani doctor sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping the United States track down Osama bin Laden...

Panetta: Bin Laden Doctor's Sentence 'Disturbing'

Posted 05.27.2012 | World

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long...

Doctor Who Helped US Find Bin Laden Sentenced To Prison

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A doctor who helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring against the state and sentenced...

Defense Secretary: Pakistani Doctor Provided Key Information To U.S. In Advance Of Bin Laden Raid

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly for the first time that a Pakistani doctor provided key information to the U.S....