http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/w...-bin-laden-given-jail-term-official-says.html Spoiler : A Pakistani doctor who helped the Central Intelligence Agency pin down Osama bin Laden’s location under the cover of a vaccination drive was convicted on Wednesday of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison, a senior official in Pakistan said. The doctor was never asked to spy on Pakistan,” said a senior American official with knowledge of counterterrorism operations against Al Qaeda in Pakistan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to talk candidly about the sentencing. “He was asked only to help locate Al Qaeda terrorists, who threaten Pakistan and the U.S. He helped save Pakistani and American lives.” Dr. Afridi, 48, was detained by Pakistan’s military intelligence agency near Peshawar in the weeks after Bin Laden’s death. A judicial commission in Pakistan investigating the circumstances leading to his death recommended in October that Dr. Afridi be charged with high treason. So how should citizens who spy for foreign (friendly?) intelligence agencies be treated. As per the article he was not asked to spy on Pakistan, only confirm Osama's location .He however did not share this info with the Pakistani government.