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Comment: Looking into the matter

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Looking into the matter

Looking into the matter it seems like this doctor was kidnapped by an anti-government militia for ransom, after that he was jailed for claims by this group for claims that seemed unsubstantiated. Then the CIA coerced him into doing some jobs for them (most likely through threats/intimidation) and he was sentenced to jail for 33 years which seemed at first to be about working with the CIA, but I think was something completely unrelated... as though to say "we'll get you for SOMETHING... ANYTHING".

The whole story seems convoluted and this doctor comes out looking like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and is being used by everyone for whatever to get whatever.

And then I read this from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/shakil-afridi-osama... :

"While Afridi has garnered little sympathy from his countrymen, U.S. officials have rallied to his cause. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have called for an immediate pardon and release. A Senate panel voted to cut $1 million in aid to Pakistan for every year of Afridi's sentence. There have also been bills demanding that he be allowed to leave Pakistan and granting him U.S. citizenship."

I'm suspicious of anything John McCain has a say on, haha.