Treason conviction for doctor who helped us find Bin Laden.

Okay, I freely admit to not keeping up with international news.  America is the center of the world, after all.  But I am a little embarrassed that I didn’t know a Pakistani doctor had helped us find Bin Laden, much less that he was being tried for treason in Pakistan because of it. 

He has now been convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.  I hope American diplomacy can quietly bargain for his release.  It would truly be shameful to let the man rot in prison for helping us.

But I am curious about Pakistani treason law.  (My knowledge of our treason laws is also a little fuzzy).  I would think that in order to commit treason you would have to work against the interests of your country, not just help another one.  So is Pakistan admitting that harboring Bin Laden was in their interest?

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