2012年9月20日木曜日

SC Pakistan Foreign Staff Out

SC Pakistanの外国人スタッフが追放された。
 パキスタン政府は、国際的なNGO「セーブ・ザ・チルドレン」のパキス
タン事務所が昨年5月の米軍によるアル・カーイダ元指導者ウサマ・ビン
ラーディン襲撃作戦に協力したとして、同事務所の外国人職員6人に国外
退去を命じた。

パキスタン政府
・ワクチン接種を装ってbin ladenの親族からDNAサンプルの採取を
 試みた米CIAの工作にかかわったとして、パキスタン人医師Shakil
 Afridiが「国家反逆罪」で33年の実刑判決。
 医療行為ではなく、武装組織との接触による判決。
・SC Pakistanは、Shakil AfridiとCIAの仲介役を担っていたと結論づけた。
・SC PakistanセミナーにShakil Afridiが参加(報道)。
・SC Pakistan 2000人の外国人スタッフ6人へビザを発行せず。

Save the Children International(London?)
・一切の関与を否定。
・Shakil Afridiを雇用しておらず、代金も支払っていない。
・これまで、Abbottabadで予防接種活動をしていない。

Shakil Afridi
・ISIより、1年の間、拷問を受けた。
・ISIは、米国を"worst enemy"と言う。

また、英国で創設された慈善団体が話題。
最近は、報道は控えられたが、売名行為をする有名な偽善団体の元活動家
らが参加し、世界へ拡大したのかもしれない。
SC Japanは、外務省の特定公益増進法人のようだ。

世界的な慈善団体の理事らは、顔の広さにより就任するようだ。
中には、工作員や諜報員疑惑が報道されることもある。
SC Pakistanの場合は、米CIAの工作員として、スタッフがShakil Afridiと
接触とのことだが、米CIAがスタッフを騙していた可能性もあり、SCIが
調査する気があれば、比較的に見つけやすいかもしれない。
廃棄処分するはずの注射針をSC Pakistanスタッフが米CIAへ渡し、米軍で
針についた血液や皮膚のサンプルを分析したということなのだろうか。
相変わらず、詳細は不明のまま。

IPCC ヒマラヤ氷河予測誤報で陳謝
CITES 能無しはクビ
Duchess of Cambridge made first speech
Shakil Afridi for Free
No Easy Day Ad


---ビンラーディン襲撃に協力、NGOの外国人追放---
2012年9月8日23時57分  読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20120907-OYT1T01241.htm

【イスラマバード=横堀裕也】パキスタン政府は、国際的な民間活動団体(NGO)「セーブ・ザ・チルドレン」のパキスタン事務所が昨年5月の米軍によるアル・カーイダ元指導者ウサマ・ビンラーディン襲撃作戦に協力したとして、同事務所の外国人職員6人に国外退去を命じた。
地元メディアが7日報じた。
 ビンラーディン襲撃を巡っては今年5月、ワクチン接種を装ってビンラーディンの親族からDNAサンプルの採取を試みた中央情報局(CIA)の工作にかかわったとして、パキスタン人医師が「国家反逆罪」で実刑判決を受けた。AFP通信によるとパキスタン政府は、このNGOが医師とCIAの仲介役を担っていたと結論づけたという。NGO側は一切の関与を否定している。


---Pakistani Doctor Who Helped on Bin Laden Raid Describes 'Brutal' Torture---
 John Hudson Sep 11, 2012
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/09/pakistani-doctor-who-helped-bin-laden-raid-describes-brutal-torture/56726/

The imprisoned Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden's compound, Dr. Shakil Afridi, managed to make a phone call to Fox News' Dominic Di-Natale and describe the brutal tortue he says he's been subject to since being arrested for treason last year.

 He described how during his own interrogation, in which he was tortured with cigarette burns and electric shocks, ISI officers attacked him for assisting the U.S ...

“My clothes were removed and I was forced by a major to wear old dirty torn rags of an army conductor. It was difficult to eat food. I had to bend down on my knees to eat with only my mouth, like a dog. I sat on the floor.”

 He was blindfolded for eight months and handcuffed with his hands behind his back for 12 months, he says. His treatment has left a debilitating effect on his eyesight and limbs.

There's no mention of how Afridi managed to conduct the interview in the Fox piece, but the BBC reports that Pakistani prison officials "were taken by surprise by reports of the interview" and "did not rule out that a phone could have been smuggled into his cell." Regardless, on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, Afridi picked the perfect time to reach out to the American public, who are pretty much his only shot for an early release for his 33-year prison sentence. Afridi expressed love for America and claimed Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency sees the U.S. as its "worst enemy":

“I tried to argue that America was Pakistan’s biggest supporter - billions and billions of dollars in aid, social and military assistance -- but all they said was, ‘These are our worst enemies. You helped our enemies.’” ... Afridi told Fox News he helped the CIA out of love for the U.S., and swore that he would help America again despite suffering crippling torture and psychological abuse during the 12 months he was held by Pakistan’s spy agency.

Afridi's script certainly plays into the narrative that the White House and Congress have recited that Afridi is a hero for helping the U.S. find bin Laden. One thing to consider, however, is that Afridi, by his own admission, had no idea that he was helping find Osama bin Laden when he operated a fake vaccination campaign for the CIA. That scheme attempted to secretly collect DNA evidence from local Abbottabad residents in the hope of finding bin Laden's DNA and sending that information to the CIA. Someone willing to deceive his own patients in order to help a foreign spy agency catch an unknown person should certainly raise suspicions about Afridi's character, especially given previous allegations of corruption and quackery on his part. Still, the CIA, and by extension the U.S., hasn't forgotten how he helped them and continues to push for his release. Clearly, in the spy business, personal foibles don't always count against you.


---UK NGO Denies Link With Pak Doc Who Helped Nab OBL---
Prasun Sonwalkar | London | Sep 07, 2012
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=774585

 Strongly denying any link with the Pakistani doctor who reportedly helped the CIA trace Osama bin Laden, a London-based charity today said it was seeking clarification from Islamabad for refusing visas to its staff working in the country.

The organisation Save the Children said its international staff in Pakistan had been given two months to leave the country, but said that the authorities in Islamabad had offered no reason for the sudden expulsion.

Ishbel Matheson, Director of Save the Children, told PTI that the organisation did not have any link whatsoever with Dr Shakil Afridi, who reportedly helped the CIA trace Osama bin Laden through a vaccination programme in Abbottabad before he was killed in May last year.

Matheson said: "We strongly deny some media reports linking us to Dr Afridi. He was never employed by Save the Children, nor was he ever paid for any kind of work. We have never run a vaccination programme in Abbottabad".

She added: "Any allegation linking Save the Children to the CIA or any other security service is completely untrue. We are an impartial humanitarian organisation, with a mandate for helping children in the greatest need. This is what we continue to do in Pakistan".

Matheson said the organisation had been informed by Pakistan's Ministry of Interior that visas for its six international staff may not be renewed.

Matheson said: "We are still unclear as to the reason for this, and we are urgently seeking clarification. Like many other NGOs in Pakistan, there have been ongoing problems with securing visas over the last 15 months".

She added: "However, the vast majority of our staff - 2000 of them - are Pakistani nationals and our extensive programme in the country, which reaches more than seven million people, is continuing to operate, helping vulnerable  families".


---Save the Children foreign staff ordered out of Pakistan---
6 September 2012 Last updated at 13:06 GMT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19500103

Save the Children's foreign staff have been ordered to leave Pakistan within two weeks, the aid agency confirms.

It says it has been given no reason for the order, but correspondents say the move is thought to be fall-out from the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.

After the raid a Pakistani doctor was arrested for helping the CIA track him.

Pakistani intelligence officials accuse Save the Children of involvement - the group denies the claims. Six of its 2,000 staff in Pakistan are foreigners.

The charity, which has operations all over the world, has worked in Pakistan for more than 30 years. Correspondents say it is not thought the forthcoming expulsions will have any significant impact on its operations in the short term.

A Save the Children spokesman in London told the BBC that the charity was seeking "clarification" from the Pakistani authorities in relation to the expulsions. The spokesman said it was not yet clear whether the agency would be allowed to send replacement expatriate staff.

The Pakistani government has so far not officially commented on the expulsions.

'Zero tolerance policy'

Dr Shakil Afridi was arrested after it emerged he had been running a fake vaccination programme on behalf of the CIA as part of efforts to track Bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad in May last year.

The US authorities say Dr Afridi provided "very helpful" information for the raid and have called for his release.

Although Pakistan and the US are ostensibly partners in the fight against militancy, the Pakistani authorities viewed his actions as treason.

Media reports say Dr Afridi was in contact with staff of the charity.

But the Save the Children spokesman said that Dr Afridi had never been paid for any work by the charity and had never run any of its vaccination programmes - although he had attended a seminar shortly before his arrest.

"We never knowingly employ anyone who has worked for the CIA or any other security service," the spokesman said. "It is totally against our impartial humanitarian mandate... Save the Children is a global organisation and has a zero tolerance policy for people involved in work that is not humanitarian.

"We reiterate our offer to the Pakistani authorities to examine our country office financial records and interview any of our staff concerned with our operation there."

Dr Afridi was jailed for 33 years in May in a controversial hearing held behind closed doors under Pakistan's tribal justice system.

It was originally thought that he had been imprisoned for running the fake vaccination programme - but court papers later showed that he was sentenced for alleged links to a banned militant group.

His family have called the treason allegations "rubbish" and his lawyers said they would appeal.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad says that over the past 18 months foreign staff of other aid agencies in Pakistan have reported increased restrictions on the way they work.

Most international agencies report that it has become harder for foreign staff to get visas, and to get permission to move around the country, he says.

Despite that, huge numbers of Pakistanis have been reliant on their help, particularly following displacement because of conflict in the north-west and after natural disasters, like the floods of the past two years.

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