More bad faith from Pakistan on doctor who helped find bin Laden
The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Ladensays his client has been charged with murder.If you assume the facts are as alleged, it is a case of malpractice and not murder. The Pakistanis appear to be having trouble justifying their continued holding of this person who should be released.
Samiullah Afridi said on Friday that Shakil Afridi was charged with murder, in a case involving a boy who died after the doctor operated on him for appendicitis in 2006, in Pakistan's Khyber tribal area.
The boy's mother filed a complaint against the Afridi, saying he was not authorised to carry out the surgery because he was a physician, not a surgeon.
The lawyer said the case had no merit because too much time had passed. Afridi is currently in prison.