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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
FREE SHAKIL AFRIDI!
Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician who helped the U.S. locate Osama
bin Laden, has been in jail in Pakistan since he was arrested days after
the raid on bin Laden's compound in 2011. In 2013, he was granted a
retrial, with a new charge that appears politically motivated: charged
with murder in regard to the death, eight years earlier, of a patient he
had treated. Afridi has gone on a hunger strike protest his unspeakable
prison conditions -- including torture. His former lawyer, Samiullah
Khan Afridi, was murdered by the Taliban in March 2015. The Obama
Administration appears to have abandoned him.