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    Shakil Afridi?s 33-year jail sentence overturned - DAWN.COM



    PESHAWAR: A judicial official on Thursday overturned the 33-year jail sentence of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

    Afridi was sentenced in May last year on charges of colluding with banned militant outfit Lashkar-i-Islam.

    Judicial official Commissioner Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that the previous judge in the case exceeded his authority when handing down last yearís sentence and ordered a new trial.

    ďThe Commissioner of Peshawar has set aside the decision of the Political Agent of Khyber agency and ordered the retrial,Ē said Samiullah Afridi, the lawyer for Dr Afridi. ďThe case has been resent to the Political Agent of Khyber agency who earlier awarded 33 years imprisonment to Shakil Afridi,Ē he added.

    ďThe assistant political agent played the role of a magistrate for which he was not authorised,Ē said the written judgment.

    A political agent and his assistant are representatives of the government in the semi-autonomous tribal areas, not governed by the country's judicial system but a separate set of laws British-era laws called the Federal Crimes Regulation (FCR).

    Samiullah Afridi said he argued that the Assistant Political Agent was not authorised to pass such a long sentence, no proper trial was held and his client was not given an opportunity to defend himself.

    Afridi was not present in the court during his trial and could not argue in his own defence, officials said after his conviction. Under the tribal system, he would not have had access to a lawyer.

    The appeal also said Afridi had ďno associationĒ with Lashkar-e-Islam, according to a copy obtained by news agency AFP.

    The appeal, filed on June 1, 2012, said Afridi was kidnapped by Lashkar-e-Islam in 2008 and ordered to pay one million rupees ($10,660).

    The tribal court had said that Afridi paid two million rupees to the group and helped to provide medical assistance to militant commanders in Khyber.

    The militants have denied any links to Afridi, saying they fined him for overcharging patients, and have threatened to kill him.

    Afridi had helped the CIA by running a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad a month before the US forces raid on a compound in Abbotabad that killed Osama bin Laden. Then-US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed Afridi had worked for US intelligence by collecting DNA to verify bin Ladenís presence.

    He was picked up by Pakistani intelligence agents from near Peshawar, two weeks after the raid.

    He was sentenced on May 23, 2012 to 33 years in prison and fined Rs320,000 on charges of colluding with Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) and its chief, Mangal Bagh. However, the tribal court had not entertained evidence relating to Shakil Afridiís involvement with the CIA, citing lack of jurisdiction.

    Angry US lawmakers saw the sentence as retaliation for his role in bin Laden's capture, and last year threatened to freeze millions of dollars in vital aid to Islamabad.

    Afridi remains in custody and is believed to be held under high security at the Peshawar central jail.

    Click here to read a copy of the five-page court document originally issued in May 2012 by the Assistant Political Agent in Bara sub-division of Khyber Agency.
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    #2
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    Maybe Kerry requested his release in his recent visit. After all our rulers are in US's pockets.

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      #3
      Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

      ..Shayed aik " Qoum ka beytaa "....banayaa jaa rehaa hey....jo keh " Qoum ki beti " .... ko aazad kerwayee gaa..... Qoum ki wooh beyti ... jo mubaiyana tour per AlQaeeda key liyee kaam kertee thee.... or jis Al Qaeeda ki wajah say 50,000 say zaid Pakistani .... unkay USA key khilaf Jihad meen ...Kaam aa chukey heyn....

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        #4
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        in exchange of 'qaum ki beti' Dr Afia. What shambles.
        The will of Allah will not take you where the Grace of Allah will not protect you.

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          Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

          Originally posted by Sohaib View Post
          in exchange of 'qaum ki beti' Dr Afia. What shambles.
          if thats the case then it's the result of Kerry's visit.
          ďThe world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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            #6
            Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

            For sale, loot maar sale, har official bikay ga do aanay, jo karwana ho do aanay.

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              #7
              Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

              LOL if you think Dr. AAAAFIA is coming back...
              Say no to 'islamofascism'..

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                #8
                Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                Originally posted by Sohaib View Post
                in exchange of 'qaum ki beti' Dr Afia. What shambles.
                Membership in the council of european convention does not in any way guarantee release of Afia. . Can you see Afia being put in jail by any sitting Pak govt? Imagine the public and political backlash
                US govt is playing Pak govt for a fool by making them believe that Afia's release will be somewhat automatic...and in the meantime, getting their way with Shakil Afridi.
                The Thread Killer!

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                  #9
                  Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                  jab raymond davis ko chhora ja sakta hay to ye to phir apna pakistani bhai hay, thoray $$$ mil jaingay :/ pakistan ko foreign reserve ki kafi zaroorat hay (that is, agar foreign reserve ki jaha raiwind reserve main na chalay gaye, to)
                  Quwwat-e-Mazhab say mustehkam hay jami'yat teri

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                    #10
                    Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                    Originally posted by Sohaib View Post
                    in exchange of 'qaum ki beti' Dr Afia. What shambles.
                    That too to keep her in jail, while this guy gets to have all life's comforts in the US of A!!!
                    Aada Ganja...Poora Khabis...
                    Nawaz Sharif...Shahbaz Sharif :D

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                      #11
                      Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                      Another present to the nation by PMLN after the Iranian gas pipeline, on the say so of their actual masters. Aagay aagay dekhiye hota hai kiya. Sher ayya hai.

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                        #12
                        Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                        ^dekho dekho kaun aaya...baagho baagho sher aaya
                        Aada Ganja...Poora Khabis...
                        Nawaz Sharif...Shahbaz Sharif :D

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                          #13
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                          Dr Aafia qaum ki beti? Hopefully qaum ki btiyan is k naqsh e qadam pe mat chalain. Dr Aafia is not as innocent as our media portrays her. But she should come back so some people have won't have to waste time on stupid time wasting protests.

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                            Re: Shakil Afridiís 33-year jail sentence overturned

                            Originally posted by Aceones! View Post
                            jab raymond davis ko chhora ja sakta hay to ye to phir apna pakistani bhai hay, thoray $$$ mil jaingay :/ pakistan ko foreign reserve ki kafi zaroorat hay (that is, agar foreign reserve ki jaha raiwind reserve main na chalay gaye, to)
                            both recipients will fly to US with that money

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