Shakil Afridi
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'Bin Laden doctor' jailed for militant link, says court

A Pakistani doctor was jailed last week for alleged links to a banned militant group - not for helping the CIA to track down Osama Bin Laden, the text of the trial court's judgement shows.

It was originally thought that Shakil Afridi had been imprisoned for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information for US intelligence.

Dr Afridi was jailed for 33 years by the tribal court in a closed hearing.

His family have said the treason charges against him are baseless.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports on the latest twist to the case.

First broadcast 30 May 2012

  • 30 May
  • From the section Asia