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Doctors held for treating al-Qaida sick

US and Pakistani intelligence agents hunting al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan are focusing on several doctors they believe treated Osama bin Laden’s fighters. Their change of direction has angered colleagues who argue that treating injured or sick al-Qaida members is not a crime. Last month FBI agents working with Pakistani intelligence officers and police raided a house in Lahore and arrested Dr Ahmad Javed Khawaja, 65. Eight of his relatives, including his two sons, were detained. None has been taken to court. Sher Zaman, the deputy attorney general, said in a written statement last week to the anti-terrorist court in Lahore that Dr Khawaja had visited Afghanistan when the Taliban were in power and treated al-Qaida members. He had also sheltered two wives of a leading member of al-Qaida and their 10 children in his house. Full Story

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