Pakistani doctor who helped U.S. find Obama bin Laden jailed, fined
- 33 years in prison for running a fake vaccination program in an attempt to find Osama bin Laden using DNA
- $3,500 fine for his actions, which led to the U.S. finding and killing the al-Qaeda leader a year ago source
» And no, the U.S. isn’t happy: Previously, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she hoped to see Shakil Afridi freed, as his work helped capture a pretty bad dude. Instead, Afridi is heading to jail, a move which will likely strain relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, who are currently locked in a diplomatic battle over Afghan War supply routes.
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(On the subject of the actual news story and not the headline given here: the idea of a “fake vaccination program” run at the behest of the CIA is really, really awful. I wish the article included details about whether anyone was told they were being given a vaccine or other treatment when they weren’t. That’s the implication, and it’s completely reprehensible.