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Bin Laden, health workers and the CIA
In 2012 Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani doctor was jailed for the part he played in the capture and ultimate killing of Osama Bin Laden. Whilst some in the West may praise the help this man gave to the US Intelligence services, Pakistan holds a different view.
On May 23, 2012, Dr Afridi was jailed for 33 years for treason and also fined $3,500 for spying for the United States. US officials will no doubt consider his sacrifice worth it, for finally enabling them to apprehend Bin Laden. It is doubtful that Afridi and his family will see things in quite the same way.
Usually witness protection schemes look after the interests of people who help the authorities in such a way. As Afridi was a foreign national it could have been a different matter altogether.
Dr Afridi was tried under tribal law which did not allow him to offer his own defence. In many ways Afridi was given a fair trial but the outcome may have been a forgone conclusion.
According to CNN, "Afridi helped the CIA use a vaccination campaign in an attempt to collect DNA samples from residents of bin Laden's compound in the city of Abbottabad to verify the al Qaeda leader's presence there."
Mumtaz Begum, 35, received a call on March 15, 2011, which led her into a tangled web of intrigue. Mumtaz and 16 other lady health workers (LHWs) were invited to a meeting about an up and coming vaccination campaign in Pakistan.
Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad and used cheek swabs to try to gather DNA from bin Laden's children. The LHWs worked on this campaign.
The reason they were sacked from their jobs was given as, because they were working "against national interest". Some have found new work; one "now works as domestic help for a little over $1 a day to make up for the income she lost when she was sacked". Others have poor health now and live in fear. All are poor and vulnerable.
The women lost their jobs, are called traitors by some and live in constant fear of reprisals. Dr Afridi was offered residency in the U.S.A. around the time of the Bin Laden attack but what of the women?
The women were unwittingly dragged into this unfolding drama. The BBC reports "In a petition filed last year , the health workers pleaded that senior officials in the health department made them the "scapegoat merely to save their own skin". Last month, the court ordered their reinstatement".
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