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Justice Derailed?

  By Farieha Aziz      On September 23, a US Federal Court presided over by Judge Richard Berman sentenced Dr Aafia SIddiqui to 86 years in prison. This sentence was an enhancement of a February 2010 verdict, in which she was found guilty on seven counts of attempted murder and armed assault against US officials.. Said Barrister Rana Sajjad, in his op-ed piece for the Express Tribune: ...

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“Rules…”

  By Andrew Purcell,   November 20, 2010   "Our normal rules don't seem to apply to your sister" After driving from Houston this is what the guard told Muhammad as we sat outside the Carswell prison facility in Fort Worth, Texas.  Muhammad just laughed. The guard had no idea how true his observation was. Visiting Aafia Siddiqui has proven to be dificult. She and her brothe ...

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MLFA is Not Involved with Aafia’s Case

To Supporters of Dr. Aafia:   This is to inform supporters that As of November 2010 MLFA has not been involved with funding for Dr. Aafia's case and any monies donated to them do not go towards any aspect of Dr. Aafia's case. The family have requested that MLFA kindly cease to use Dr. Aafia's case, her name, statements or any statement from family members for their fund raising activit ...

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Mothers Day reflection by Mark Sashine…

    Excerpt from: OpEd News   Sacred Sisters Of Victory By Mark Sashine This year May 9 is the 65th anniversary of the Victory over Germany in 1945. It is also a Mother's Day. The US is very proud with its record of women emancipation. This century is proclaimed to be the Century of Women. Empowerment is the word.... Germans did not consider Russians as  proper POWs; women- prisoner ...

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Injustice In The Age of Obama

  Excerpts from an article by Cindy Sheehan published on AlJazeera English.   Oct. 16, 2010 The treatment of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is symbolic in the minds of many Muslims. Her treatment has caused more damage to US-Muslim relations (particularly in Pakistan) than any 'soft power' state department program could undo Since being the defendant in about six trials after I was arrested for ...

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Condemned By Their Silence

By Yvonne Ridley There are literally millions of people across the world who are now involved in the intriguing case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and they fall into several categories. The first is a huge army of ordinary people of faith and no faith who represent many different nationalities and their aim is to see justice and fair play delivered to Aafia. The second is a small, but on the surface of it, more pow ...

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Sentencing of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui – Commentary

  First Published by: THE PEACE Thru JUSTICE FOUNDATION 11006 Veirs Mill Rd, STE L-15, PMB 298 Silver Spring, MD. 20902   SHAWWAL 1431 A.H. (September 29, 2010) Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace):     On the morning of Thursday, September 23, 2010, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years of imprisonment by a federal judge in New York City. The sentence imposed by U.S. District J ...

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