You probably haven't heard of Shakil Afridi, the man who was today jailed for 33 years by a tribal court in Pakistan for 'high treason', but because of him Osama Bin Laden is dead.
Dr Afridi set up a fake vaccination program in Abbottabad to ascertain whether members of Bin Laden's family were in the area.
Thanks to his efforts, the US was able to verify reports that the al-Qaeda leader was holed up in the town in north-east Pakistan.
Shortly after the US SEALs took out Bin Laden, Pakistani intelligence services arrested Dr Afridi. Apparently this region of Pakistan is semi-autonomous, and its justice system is heavy influenced by the heavy Taliban/al-Qaeda presence. Thirty-three years for helping to bring down a known terrorist, a known mass murderer.
It's things like this that make a state like Pakistan hard to trust. How long had Bin Laden been hiding in Pakistan? How much assistance do the Taliban in Afghanistan get from Pakistani intelligence services? How sincere are the Pakistani government about eradicating terror cells and bringing stability to its neighbours?
They should be thankful that a terrorist leader was taken down, and embarrassed that he had eluded them for so long within their own country. Instead they are reacting with stupidity, shutting down supply routes into Afghanistan and locking up unsung heroes for collaborating with the good guys.