PESHAWAR, Pakistan –  Conditions may be going from bad to worse for the jailed Pakistani doctor who played a critical role in helping the U.S. get Osama Bin Laden, sources have confirmed with Fox News. 

Dr. Shakil Afridi has been moved from the Central Peshawar Jail to a higher-security prison over trumped-up charges he was working with outsiders in a plot “to escape,” according to his supporters.

“This is nonsense,” human rights defender Zar Ali Khan, who has longed championed the jailed doctor’s cause, told Fox News on Friday. “His life is under threat in Pakistan whether it is Peshawar, or elsewhere in Pakistan. I do not know what conspiracy government has hatched now.”

Afridi’s lawyer, and cousin, Qamar Nadeem Afridi told Fox News by phone Saturday that on early Friday morning “Shakil was shifted to Adyala Jail from Peshawar Central Jail,” but was unsure if he would be under tighter lock and key.

Read more at American Action News

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