In a surprise move, Pakistani regional officials lifted the ban on relatives and lawyers visiting Shakil Afridi, the doctor who has been jailed ever since he helped the CIA pinpoint the compound where Usama bin Laden was hiding in advance of the 2011 raid that killed the terror mastermind.

The move, by the provincial government of Pakistan’s northwest region, came after U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbin met with Pakistani leaders earlier this week. Family members, who have long expressed concerns for Afridi’s health and safety, and legal representatives, who have been cut off from their client, will now be able to see him once a month.

“I am very happy, and will go to see my brother next week,” Jamil Afridi, who has appealed to the government and courts for access to his brother, told Read More: Fox News