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  • 4 years after bin Laden’s death, man who helped track him is in prison

    05/01/2015 8:25:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 5/1/2015 | Tom Hussain
    Four years after U.S. forces shot dead Osama bin Laden at a house half a mile from Pakistan’s top military academy, the Pakistani doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccination program for the CIA to find the al Qaida chief – but didn’t find him – is serving a long prison term on questionable charges of aiding an insurgent Pakistani militant group, his attorney said. Suspected CIA operative Shakil Afridi has paid a heavy price for the huge embarrassment caused to Pakistan’s powerful military and its security services by the discovery of bin Laden: In addition to his 23-year term,...
  • Dr Shakeel Afridi lawyer flees away from Pakistan because of security concern

    12/11/2013 11:21:49 AM PST · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own | 12 december | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, The lawyer of the Dr Shakeel Afridi escaped from the Pakistan and run in Dubai on Wednesday. Unknown people threaten him because of the counseling of Dr Shakeel Afridi. Who’s behind the prison in the linked with Lashker Islam (Banned organization) in Khyber agency (tribal area of Pakistan). The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor – Shekel Afridi – who helped the US to track down Osama bin Laden has fled the country after receiving threats from militants, relatives said. Lawyer Sami Ullah Afridi went abroad after militants threatened to blow up his car and kill his family, a relative...
  • Pakistan May Seek Deal to Swap Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden for Terrorist

    07/28/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 28, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was arrested by Pakistan’s spy agency for helping Americans identify Osama bin Laden’s compound, may get out of his 33-year prison sentence early. Via Fox News: Pakistan is preparing a proposal to swap the doctor who helped the CIA pinpoint Usama bin Laden for a notorious female neuroscientist and suspected Al Qaeda operative being held at a federal prison in Texas, has learned.The exchange would involve Dr. Shakil Afridi, the pro-America doctor whose vaccination ruse helped establish the terror kingpin’s presence in an Abbottabad compound prior to the Navy SEAL raid that killed him, and...

    05/01/2013 7:22:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies ^ | 5/1/13 | Breitbart
    On Wednesday, counterterrorism expert and retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan told Breitbart News that the Obama administration’s failure to work for the release of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the US find Osama Bin Laden, was “disgraceful.” He also labeled it a massive intelligence risk for future operations. “From a pure intelligence perspective,” said Cowan, “anybody who is providing clandestine intelligence support to us, any assets who are agents, have to be nervous when they see how we threw Dr. Afridi under the bus for political purposes. We would look as though we were mean and tough in...
  • GOP Rep. King says Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor

    05/24/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    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. "This has been handled very poorly right from the time of the raid," King told 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. The operation...
  • Obama’s ego is writing checks cashed with the souls of men

    05/24/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-12 | DrJohn
    This vainglorious administration is so self-absorbed that it refuses to keep secrets if it can in any way benefit politically from them regardless of the cost. Obama is so bent on preening he seems not to have any concern at all for those who actually make the sacrifices. First Joe Biden outs SEAL Team 6 as those who participated in the Bin Laden raid and then Leon Panetta outed the doctor who helped provide intelligence for the raid. That was catastrophic for the doctor. First he and his wife were fired for engaging in a "fake" vaccination program. In a...
  • Pakistani doctor jailed for helping CIA find bin Laden

    05/23/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 23, 2012 10:49am EDT | Ibrahim Shinwari and Jibran Ahmad
    Pakistani authorities have sentenced a doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden to 33 years in jail on charges of treason, officials said, a move almost certain to further strain ties between Washington and Islamabad. Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign, in which he collected DNA samples, that is believed to have helped the American intelligence agency track down bin Laden in a Pakistani town. The al Qaeda chieftain was killed in a unilateral U.S. special forces raid in the town of Abbottabad in May last year. "Dr Shakil has been sentenced to...
  • Two Taliban 'commanders' among 20 killed

    12/06/2009 12:42:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | Friday, 04 Dec, 2009 | n/a
    Two Taliban ‘commanders’ among 20 killed SNIPPET: "MINGORA/KOHAT: Two Taliban ‘commanders’ were among 20 militants killed in clashes and air strikes in Swat and Orakzai Agency on Thursday. In Swat, 13 insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces on Thursday. According to Swat media centre, security personnel came under fire when they raided a Taliban hideout in Sigram area of Koza Bandai. During an exchange of fire, 10 militants and one soldier were killed. Detained militant commander Mohammad Naseem alias Abu Faraj was with the troops and he was also killed in the clash. Abu Faraj, a close aide...
  • U.S. citizen gets five years in drugs-for-missiles plot

    04/10/2006 6:46:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 229+ views
    An Indian-born U.S. citizen was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for his role in a plot to obtain and sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida. Ilyas Ali, 58, formerly of St. Paul, Minn. also was ordered to serve five years probation following his release. Ali pleaded guilty in 2004 to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Two other men both from Pakistan pleaded guilty to the same charges. Muhamed Abid Afridi, 32, also was sentenced to nearly five years...
  • Two in San Diego Plead Guilty in Plot to Sell Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Terrorists

    03/03/2004 5:01:02 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 505+ views
    AP ^ | 3-3-04 | Seth Hettena
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two defendants admitted their roles Wednesday in a plot to sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida, authorities said. Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, and Muhamed Abid Afridi of Pakistan pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The case against a third defendant, Syed Mustajab Shah of Pakistan, is pending. In a plea bargain, Ali and Afridi admitted they planned to sell 5 tons of hashish and a half-ton of Pakistani heroin in exchange for cash...
  • 'Terror Pilot' Held in Mumbai-Was Trained in U.S. to Fly Plane Into UK House of Commons

    11/30/2001 9:15:33 AM PST · by codebreaker · 37 replies · 581+ views
    Asian Age Online ^ | Friday November 30, 2001 SGT | Staff Correspondant
    TERROR PILOT HELD IN MUMBAIMumbai India, November 29By Our Correspondant Mohammad Afroz, alias Afridi alias Pilot, who was arrested from Vashi, near Mumbai, nearly a month back, has confessed that he was learning to fly in order to crash an aircraft into the House of Commons in London, Mumbai police sources said on Thursday.
  • Pakistan seals assets of doctor who played key role in Usama bin Laden raid

    02/27/2012 1:11:32 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 | unattributed
    The Pakistani doctor who was instrumental in the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound has had all his assets sealed by the government, according to local news agencies. Shakeel Afridi and his family also had their bank accounts frozen. He is currently being held for treason by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency and could face the death penalty for his role in the May 2011 raid that took down the world's most-wanted terrorist. The doctor allegedly helped conduct a vaccination program in the village of Abbottabad in an attempt to get within bin Laden’s compound and obtain DNA from the Al...
  • FLASHBACK-US Will Not Pay $25 Million Osama Reward, Officials [ He got prison instead! ]

    08/14/2013 4:05:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    ABC news ^ | way back in May of 2011 | ABC news
    No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants. "We do not expect a reward to be paid," said a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, meaning that the $25 million bounty offered by the U.S. under the Rewards for Justice program after the 9/11 terror attacks will probably remain uncollected.
  • House ties Pakistani aid to freedom for hero doctor who helped get Bin Laden

    05/21/2016 4:02:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    The House of Representatives passed a defense budget that would make $450 million in aid to Pakistan contingent on the nation doing more to stop a militant terror network and calls for the freeing of an imprisoned doctor who helped the CIA find Usama bin Laden. The $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House late Wednesday calls on the Muslim-majority nation to crack down on the infamous Haqqani Network or lose aid. It also included a “sense of Congress” that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and calls for his immediate release from prison. Afridi is...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden charged with murder

    11/22/2013 10:15:47 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | November 22, 2013
    Shakil Afridi was charged in relation to a complaint made over a teenage boy who died after the Pakistani doctor performed surgery on him in 2006. Afridi was already being held in prison on a separate charge, even though U.S. officials have been fighting for his release.
  • Pakistan overturns prison sentence for doctor who helped CIA get Bin Laden

    08/29/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2013 | (Sib Kaifee/Associated Press)
    The 33-year prison sentence of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Usama bin Laden has been overturned and a retrial has been ordered. Government administrator Feroz Shah said a senior judicial official, Sahibzada Mohammad Anis, issued the ruling Thursday because the person who originally sentenced doctor Shakil Afridi was not authorized to hear the case. Afridi, who was convicted in May 2012 of conspiring with Islamic militants in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal area for giving them money and medical treatment, will reportedly remain imprisoned at Peshawar Central jail until the retrial is concluded. No date has been set, BBC...
  • Obama administration to blame for jailing of hero Bin Laden doctor, says Pakistani report

    06/01/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | May 31, 2013 | Sib Kaife
    It was the Obama administration that sealed the fate of the Pakistani doctor jailed for helping nail Usama Bin Laden, by divulging key details after the fact and dooming any chance Shakil Afridi's cover story could win his freedom, according to a confidential Pakistani report. When former Secretary of Defense and ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta publicly acknowledged Afridi's role in the ruse which helped the CIA pinpoint Bin Laden's presence in an Abbottabad compound, any chance that Pakistani authorities could help him get out of the country vanished, according to what some have called Pakistan’s version of the 9/11 Commission,...
  • Pakistani doctor who helped get Bin Laden was denied asylum in U.S., report reveals

    05/17/2013 9:24:58 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Sib Kaifee
    The jailed doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges, according to a classified Pakistani government report. Portions of the voluminous 357-page Abbottobad Commission Report, which has yet to be made public and were obtained exclusively by Fox News, acknowledge Dr. Shakil Afridi’s conviction last year by a government-sponsored Jirga has undermined Pakistan’s credibility. The report calls for Afridi to be given a new trial.
  • Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden is Being Tortured in Pakistani Prison, U.S. Aid Continues to Flow

    12/12/2012 3:14:51 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    After the successful May 2011 raid that took down Osama bin Laden, President Obama said that “his [bin Laden’s] demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.” Pakistan’s treatment of CIA informant Dr. Shakil Afridi tells a different story, however. The country’s spy agency (Inter-Services Intelligence) promptly arrested the doctor for helping Americans identify OBL’s compound. In addition to a fine and his entire bank account being looted, Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison for high treason and is now reportedly being tortured: ... According to Afridi, ISI “regards America as its “worst...
  • Congressman worried case of jailed Pakistani doc falling through the cracks

    06/18/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies ^ | June 18, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The California congressman who's made the plight of jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi a personal cause said Monday he's concerned the case has fallen off the radar screen -- and that without U.S. intervention, the man credited with helping track Usama bin Laden will be left to "suffer in a dungeon." Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., was among the many U.S. officials outraged last month after Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison. But little has been heard of his case since that time. "It doesn't appear that other people are taking this case seriously," Rohrabacher said. "I don't see...
  • Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

    05/23/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. 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 last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. Senior U.S. officials...