PAKISTAN: Officials Refuse to Release Doctor that Aided bin Laden Raid

On 18 January, Pakistant’s law minister announced Dr. Shakil Afridi will not be released from Pakistani custody. Afridi was considered instrumental in raid on bin Laden’s compound and is considered a “hero” by many Americans. Shortly after the raid, Afridi was arrested for running a fake vaccination campaign, which enabled the confirmation of bin Laden’s identity, and having relations with militant Islamists.

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