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Lahore 3 mai 2011.Foto:Mohsin Raza/Reuters/Scanpix

Legen Shakil Afridi hjalp amerikanerne fastslå at det var Osama bin Laden som bodde i den mystiske villaen i Abottabad. For det fikk han 23 års fengsel.

Straffen ble redusert til syv år etter påtrykk fra USA, men han betraktes og behandles fortsatt som en forræder.

Afridi was accused of treason after word spread he had helped the CIA collect genetic samples of the bin Laden family, paving the way for a U.S. Navy Seal raid in 2011 in the town of Abbottabad that killed the al Qaeda leader accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.

He was arrested days after the U.S. operation – which Pakistan called a violation of its sovereignty – and charged with aiding terrorists.

Det Pakistan ikke later til å forstå er at de med sin oppførsel demonstrerer at de er på terroristenes side.

In January 2017, Pakistan’s then-law minister said the country would not release Afridi under any U.S. pressure.

“Afridi worked against the law and our national interest, and the Pakistan government has repeatedly been telling the United States that under our law he committed a crime and was facing the law,” Zahid Hamid was quoted as saying at the time.

Pakistanske myndigheter visste at Osama bin Laden gjemte seg i nærheten av et militærakademi. Det var ingen tilfeldighet. De føler seg tatt med buksene nede. Det er det behandlingen av Afridi viser.

 

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