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Press Release – Free Aafia Campaign Picket Action

SOUTH AFRICANS FLOCK ON AAFIA DAY TO US CONSULATE South Africans flocked to the United States Consulate situated in the heart of the country’s premier business district, and home of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and other large corporate to join hands with all peace loving communities throughout the world to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the abduction of Dr. Siddiqui and her three children in ...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s message reaches the SA community

Azhar Vadi 22 February 2012 (CiiBroadcasting.com) The story of US imprisoned Pakistani doctor, Aafia Siddiqui, is reaching the ears and hearts of the broader South African population. Her sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui and human rights activist, Altaf Shakoor, are currently on a tour of the country to create awareness about the plight of Aafia who languishes in the Carswell Detention Centre in Texas, USA. Dr. ...

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Free Aafia Week Across South Africa

February 17, 2012 ~ Febraury 24, 2012   http://www.ciibroadcasting.com   Several events are being held across the Republic of South Africa to highlight the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.  The events are being coordinated under a "FreeAafia Week" umbrella of events. Among the high profile guests and speakers is Dr. Fauzia, the sister of Dr. Aafia who is participating despite injuries sh ...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s Struggle for Justice

  Tuesday Feb 14th, 2012 12:48 AM by Stephen Lendman   Previous articles discussed her 2003 abduction, detention, torture, false charges, prosecution, and conviction despite clear evidence she's innocent. Nonetheless, in September 2010, she was wrongly sentenced to 86 years in prison. Imprisoning her for hours, let alone years, constitutes gross injustice. Doing so compounded years of horrific ...

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“Why is there even a trial?”

By Yvonne Ridley “Why is there even a trial?” It was, of course, a rhetorical question and probably the most poignant and telling observation made during the opening proceedings against Dr Aafia Siddiqui in New York this week. It is a question I hope every U.S. journalist and media group across the world keeps on asking every day as American tax dollars are squandered persecuting an innocent wom ...

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A Christmas Gift

by Andrew Purcell Okay. I got my Christmas gift seven weeks early. A complete surprise considering it came directly from Aafia. How did this happen? She is too dangerous for me to be allowed to visit. Certainly doesn't have a lot of opportunity to go to the mall and shop. During the first weekend of November I drove to Fort Worth with Aafia's brother. The prison officials would not confirm the visit ...

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Aafia Allowed Visit From Family Member After 2-1/2 Years!

Sept. 13, 2011   Visiting Aafia A message from Aafia's family after Aafia is allowed to visit with her brother for the first time in almost 2-1/2 years:   Last April we were both honored and stunned when a hundred Americans gave up part of their Saturday to stand outside Carswell Prison for several hours in the hot Texas sun to support our family's effort to contact Aafia. The actions of t ...

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A SPECIAL EID MESSAGE FROM A FRIEND

Why Dr. Aafia's Campaign is Cause for Celebration "I know very well how everything I do for Aafia keeps backfiring. It is just so frustrating. I am just hurt and overwhelmed, shocked at the situation here."   - Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui the sister of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui From her place in the center of the eye of the hurricane I know how Dr. Fowzia could write those words. She is standing in the ...

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A Tale of Three Accused Women

August 7, 2011 RAMADAN 1432 A.H.   And justice American style   A comparative analysis of the criminal cases involving three young women, two Americans and one Pakistani. The cases of Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony, and Dr. Aafia Siddiqui reveal just how arbitrary and capricious "justice" can be in the U.S. legal system, and how conceptually flawed it can be in the collective mind of the Ame ...

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