Pakistan convicts doctor who helped bin Laden raid

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“It was a courageous, heroic and patriotic act, which helped to locate the most wanted terrorist in the world - a mass murderer who had the blood of many innocent Pakistanis on his hands,” they added.

Mr. Levin and Mr. McCain said Dr. Afridi “set an example that we wish others in Pakistan had followed long ago.”

“He should be praised and rewarded for his actions, not punished and slandered,” they added.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee, said Dr. Afridi’s sentencing is “decisive proof Pakistan sees itself as being at war with us.”

Dr. Afridi came through for the American people; now it is our time to come through for him,” said the California Republican, who has led efforts to cut off U.S. aid to Pakistan.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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