Why isn’t there yet an international campaign to support this anti-fascist hero?
Dr. Shakeel Afridi helped get rid of one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Now, he is imprisoned for preventing the loss of more innocent lives. We must do something about this!
Amir Mir in Islamabad reports how a physician became a CIA mole and helped locate the most wanted man in the world.
Dr Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani physician who helped the Central Intelligence Agency track down and kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has literally become the first individual to have been sentenced in Pakistan for aiding the killing of the world’s most wanted fugitive terrorist.
The sentence was handed down on May 23 under the tribal justice system following a summary trial on treason charges. As Dr Afridi was found guilty of the charges, he was punished with 33 years rigorous imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 320,000.
The doctor has been punished under the Pakistan Penal Code articles 121, 123, 123-1 and 124 while section 11 of the Frontier Crime Regulation, known as a draconian law, was also applied in his case.
Dr Afridi has been sentenced under penal code clauses related to offences against the State, conspiracy or attempt to wage war against Pakistan, concealing with intent designs to wage war against the State and on charges of working against the country’s sovereignty.
Dr Afridi was neither present in court nor given a chance to defend himself. Under the Khyber Agency’s tribal system of “justice” he did not have access to a lawyer.
P.S: what an absolutely vile, contemptible piece of shit is Robert Fisk.