A Fox News headline today blares EXCLUSIVE: Jailed doc who helped nail Bin Laden warns Pakistan sees U.S. as 'worst enemy', but the BBC casts significant doubt that the interview with Doctor Shakil Afridi of Pakistan could have taken place.
Samiullah Afridi said his client was kept under "very strict security", and was even prevented from seeing his family and lawyers for months at a time.How the hell would Fox smuggle a phone to someone in an ISI maximum security facility? M Ilyas Khan, BBC from Islamabad:
"How a journalist can set up an interview with him in jail is beyond my comprehension," the lawyer said.
The Fox News interview raises many questions. Dr Afridi's lawyer wonders how a journalist could set up a phone interview with him in a maximum security prison cell. A jail official speculates that if anyone could smuggle a phone to him, it could only be one of the close relatives that visited him in jail twice in August.I'll let you draw your own conclusions, but this seems pretty fishy to me.
But many ask why the relatives - a brother, two sisters and a cousin - would undermine their own rather hard-won right to meet him periodically after an initial ban?