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Panetta Condemns Pakistan for Sentencing Doctor

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta condemned Pakistan for sentencing a doctor to prison for helping the U.S. hunt down terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

Shakil Afridi was convicted last week of high treason and sentenced to 33 years, sparking outrage in Washington. Some lawmakers suggested cutting U.S. aid to Pakistan.

“It is so difficult to understand and it’s so disturbing that they would sentence this doctor to 33 years for helping in the search for the most notorious terrorist in our times,” Panetta said on ABC’s This Week. "This doctor was not working against Pakistan. He was working against al-Qaida.''

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