By Julian Pecquet - 05/23/12 05:31 PM EDT
Pakistan on Wednesday sentenced a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden to 33 years in prison for treason, further harming already strained ties between Pakistan and the United States.
Shakil Afridi helped gather the DNA of bin Laden family members under the guise of a hepatitis B vaccination program, U.S. officials have said. He was found guilty of acting against the state by a tribal court, The New York Times reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have called for Afridi to be released.