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Pakistan Overturns Prison Sentence for Doctor Who Helped CIA Track Down Bin Laden, Orders New Trial

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"Conspiring against the state"

In this July 9, 2010 file photo, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi is photographed in Pakistan's tribal area of Jamrud in Khyber region. A senior judicial official has overturned the prison sentence of the doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden. The official has also ordered the doctor's retrial. (AP)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A senior judicial official on Thursday overturned the prison sentence of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden and ordered his re-trial, citing procedural problems with the initial trial.

In this July 9, 2010 file photo, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi is photographed in Pakistan's tribal area of Jamrud in Khyber region. A senior judicial official has overturned the prison sentence of the doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden. The official has also ordered the doctor's retrial. (AP)

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