Pakistan | Doctor who helped locate Osama bin Laden may soon be freed

Doctor who helped locate Osama bin Laden may soon be freed

Shakil Afridi, the man who helped track down the al-Qaeda terror chief, has been moved to a jail in central Pakistan amid speculation he is set to be released - to boost ties with the US

May 9, 2018 3:46 PM (UTC+8)
A photo taken in April 2016 showing Shakil Afridi, in black, the jailed Pakistani doctor who was recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden. Years after his fake vaccination program helped the CIA track and kill bin Laden, he languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters. Photo: AFP/ SS Mirza
A photo taken in April 2016 showing Shakil Afridi, in black, the jailed Pakistani doctor who was recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden. Years after his fake vaccination program helped the CIA track and kill bin Laden, he languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters. Photo: AFP/ SS Mirza
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