Nice work, Barack.
The Pakistani doctor who led US officials to Osama bin Laden was charged with murder today.
Dr. Shakil Afridi was retried by the Pakistani government two months ago.
Today the Pakistani government charged him with murder.
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The Telegraph reported:
The doctor who helped the United States track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder, in the latest development in a case that has strained ties between the two countries.
Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after U.S. soldiers killed bin Laden in May 2011 in a secret raid that outraged Pakistan and plunged relations between the strategic partners to a new low.
Pakistan arrested Afridi and sentenced him last year to 33 years in jail for membership of militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, an accusation he denies.
But in August, Pakistan overturned his conviction, citing procedural errors and ordering a retrial.
Friday’s murder charge, relating to the death of a patient eight years ago, dims Afridi’s chances of going free and could further sour ties with the United States.
Afridi was denied asylum into the US.
It was Barack Obama’s special way of saying, “Thank you.”