WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement on new charges filed against Pakistani doctor Dr. Afridi:

"Once again, Pakistan continues to surprise and amaze the world. Today, Pakistan charged a hero Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down bin Laden with murder. Dr. Afridi had been given a 33-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges but that was thankfully overturned. Here we go again. The charges against Dr. Afridi are nothing more than a political witch-hunt aimed at punishing the man who helped the U.S. kill the world’s most wanted terrorist. I fully support the immediate release of Dr. Afridi and the dismissal of these bogus charges."