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Satellite phone recovered from Pak doctor who helped CIA trace Osama
The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | PTI

Posted on 10/16/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT by Jyotishi

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities have seized a satellite phone from a jailed doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, and also arrested four police commandos guarding his cell, a media report has said.

The law enforcement agencies on Saturday evening seized a ‘Thoraya’ satellite phone from Shakeel Afridi in Central Jail Peshawar and have arrested four police commandos on guard at his cell in the jail, official sources were quoted by Dawn news as saying.

After interrogation, one of the four arrested commandos, confessed that he had provided satellite phone to Afridi, official intelligence sources said.

The sources also said that Afridi had made more than 68 calls from the satellite phone set and most of these calls were long-distance, but the authorities are assessing the satellite phone data to ascertain the country location.

After a controversial interview with Fox News, a US-based news channel, a few weeks back, the authorities had installed special equipment around Central Jail Peshawar to check Afridi’s activities and had traced some calls from his jail cell, following which the authorities conducted investigation with the four policemen, the sources said.

One of the policemen, admitted of his involvement in providing Afridi the satellite phone.

The sources said that it’s likely that the interview might have been conducted through the satellite phone but the authorities are assessing the facts.

The jail authorities have not give any detail about the incident. Afridi’s lawyer or brother who had come to see him a while ago might have smuggled the phone into the prison and given it to him, Deputy

Superintendent Prison Maqsood-ur-Rehman was quoted by Geo News as saying. The doctor is said to have helped CIA trace Laden, who was killed in a raid by the US navy SEALS on his Abbottabad compound in May, 2011.

Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in jail on May 24 under the system of tribal justice for treason over alleged ties to Lashkar-e-Islam and not for working for the CIA, for which the court said it did not have jurisdiction. PTI


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; islam; osama; pakistan

1 posted on 10/16/2012 1:11:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi
Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in jail on May 24 under the system of tribal justice for treason over alleged ties to Lashkar-e-Islam and not for working for the CIA

They have a weird sense of humor.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: Jyotishi

Didn’t obama personally low this guy’s cover?


3 posted on 10/16/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Jyotishi

Why wasn’t this man removed from the country and given his $25 million dollars reward???

How the hell is this going to encourage others to help us?

DUMAB$$ OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/16/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Eagles6

Excerpts:

GOP Rep. King says Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor

By Joseph Weber
FoxNews.com
May 24, 2012

GOP Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed concern Wednesday about the extent of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor who was sent to prison in Pakistan for treason after helping to find Usama bin Laden.... Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid.... King, R-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his DNA sampling.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/23/gop-rep-king-says-obama-officials-disclosed-identity-jailed-pakistani-doctor/


5 posted on 10/16/2012 1:37:24 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Mr. K

Obama takes the credit while others pay the price... Disgusting!


6 posted on 10/16/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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