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Open letter to Michelle Obama

  To, The First Lady of USA, Mrs. Michelle Obama. The Whiite House, Washington, DC. Dear Mrs. Michelle Obama, Congratulations on becoming the first lady of the United States of America. America is a land where freedom, equality, and justice can prevail over both momentary folly and long term prejudices. It is a land that promises to fill the heart with love and compassion, that promises both economic a ...

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Aafia turns out to be a credible witness

    By Masood Haider  Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010     Story first published here.   NEW YORK: Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui took the stand on Thursday afternoon to testify in a court where she is facing the charge of trying to kill American servicemen while in custody at Ghazni (Afghanistan).  While denying the attempted murder charge, Dr Aafia told the court tha ...

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A sad episode: The Nation on Dr. Aafia’s Trial (PAK Press)

  With U.S. officials failing to produce evidence implicating Dr. Aafia in a shooting incident in Afghanistan, it is now certain that the whole case was basically intended to cast her in the role of the villain. This is how the U.S. can demonise Muslim men and women. Forensic tests have confirmed that the gun allegedly used by her did not carry her fingerprints. Besides, there is the report by a ballis ...

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WHO IS AAFIA SIDDIQUI: TERRORIST OR GOVERNMENT PAWN?

  The Tragic Case of the “The Gray Lady of Bagram”   by John Floyd & Billy Sinclair …..As a matter of fact, The Daily Times reported on August 8, 2008 that official documents existed which proved Aafia and her three children had been arrested in Pakistan in March 2003—not in Afghanistan in 2008 as alleged by U.S. authorities. The newspaper stated that “sources cl ...

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TIME: A Pakistani on Trial — With No Pakistani Reporters

    By Petra Bartosiewicz / New York Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1956197,00.html?xid=rss-topstories#ixzz0dcbSICFx   Aafia Siddiqui may be a minor light in the constellation of alleged al-Qaeda operatives, but her New York City trial may be a test case for the way justice is meted out to one of the major figures accused of running the terror organization. Siddiqui ...

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PAK Senate Committee Resolution

  RESOLUTION The Senate Standing Committee on Interior urges the Government of Pakistan to ensure the prompt repatriation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani Citizen, from the Government of the United States of America (USA) where she is being detained and tried on the basis of questionable facts and unfounded charges. The Committee takes serious note of the demeaning treatment and traumatic conditions ...

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