FATA tribunal to announce verdict in Dr Afridi case on Dec 18

FATA tribunal to announce verdict in Dr Afridi case on Dec 18 | PakistanTribePESHAWAR – The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Tribunal hearing the case of Dr Shakil Afridi said on Monday that it would announce the verdict on the case on December 18, PakistanTribe.com reported.

Both the sides, prosecution and defence, completed their arguments in front of the tribunal after which the court said that it would announce its verdict on December 18.

Talking to media persons later the brother of Dr Shakil Afridi, Jamil Afridi said that the political administration was trying to trap his brother and that they did not expect justice from these courts.

He added that his brother was booked for murder after eight years and that he nor his brother had any clue about the case.

Afridi, a physician by profession was accused of assisting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in obtaining DNA samples of Osama Bin Laden through a fake vaccination campaign and was sentenced last year in May for 33 years for involvement in anti-state activities by a tribal court.

Later, a judicial official overturned the 33-year jail sentence in August this year but he remains in detention.

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