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Shakil Afridi
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Doctor
    (circa 1963- )
    Born in Pakistan
    Chief surgeon of Jamrud Hospital in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan
    Helped the CIA run a fake hepatitis vaccination program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, to obtain DNA samples to confirm the presence of Osama Bin Laden
    Arrested at the Pakistani border trying to leave the country after the raid in which Bin Laden was killed
    Sentenced by Pakistan to 33 years in prison for treason (May 23, 2012)
    His frequent absences from Jamrud Hospital prompted fellow doctors to speculate he was having an extramarital affair.
    He took six World Health Organization cooler boxes used to keep vaccines fresh from the hospital without authorization.
    Several humanitarian groups, such as Doctors Without Borders, protested the use of a medical charity for espionage work, saying it would cause suspicion of such organizations and endanger their personnel.
    Pakistani officials compared him to Jonathan Pollard (an American intelligence analyst jailed for spying for Israel): 'He was working for a spy agency of a third country, irrespective of the fact that country is an ally.'
    He earlier had participated in legit polio vaccination campaigns in Pakistan's remote tribal areas.
    He was tried under the Frontier Crimes Regulation, a colonial-era law that kept him from having a defense lawyer.
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he provided information that was 'very helpful' in nailing Bin Laden.
    A bipartisan statement by Senators John McCain and Carl Levin declared, 'Afridi set an example that we wish others in Pakistan had followed long ago. He should be praised and rewarded for his actions, not punished and slandered.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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