Government officials say the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason.
Shakeel Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign to help the CIA obtain DNA samples of the al-Qaida leader and members of his family to confirm his presence at a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. U.S. special forces killed bin Laden during a covert raid in the garrison city last May.
Officials say that under the tribal system, Afridi was not given the right to defend himself, present evidence, or have access to a lawyer.
Source: Voice of America
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by Andre M. Dall'au / May 23, 2012