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Shakeel Afridi who helped track Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden got 33-year Imprisonment

International Current Affairs 2012. Shakeel Afridi, the man behind the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abottabad in Pakistan on 2 May 2011 sentenced to 33 years imprisonment

May 29, 2012 18:38 IST

Shakeel Afridi, the man behind the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abottabad in Pakistan on 2 May 2011 sentenced to 33 years imprisonment under the colonial vintage Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) on 23 May 2012.

Shakeel Afridi, had helped the CIA collect the DNA sample of bin Laden by conducting a fake vaccination drive in the Abbottabad area. The sample helped the the U.S. intelligence agency to confirm his presence in the fortified house.

Afridi was produced before a four-member tribal court and sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment. A penalty of 320000 Pakistani Rupees was also imposed on the doctor. He was charged with high treason after he was picked up by the ISI soon after the Abbottabad raid. Earlier this year, senior U.S. administration officials confirmed that he had helped them track down bin Laden and called for his release.