facebook
twitter
search
search

Pakistani who helped U.S. under threat

May 29, 2012 at 8:36 AM
| License Photo

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 29 (UPI) -- The Pakistani doctor who helped the United States learn where Osama bin Laden was hiding has had his life threatened, an intelligence agency report revealed.

GEO News reported Tuesday the threats against Dr. Shakil Afridi were detailed in an intelligence report to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province official Haider Khan Hoti. The head of the Peshawar jail where Afridi is serving a 33-year sentence for treason has assigned two unarmed security guards to protect him, the TV news channel said.

Central Peshawar jail has about 3,000 detainees.

Afridi was sentenced to jail for collecting DNA proof that the compound U.S. Navy SEALs planned to raid was occupied by bin Laden and his family.

The punishment prompted a U.S. Senate committee to vote to cut off $33 million in aid to Pakistan, $1 million for each year of Afridi's sentence.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
U.S. officials, Boeing believe wreckage likely from missing Malaysian jet
Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65 in Vienna
Obama administration offers assistance in Cecil the lion investigation
40 years of false leads: Jimmy Hoffa mystery endures
North Korea offers to talk, but with conditions