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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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Barbaric: 86-Year Sentence for Aafia Siddiqui

  by Andy Worthington   Sep 24, 2010 To be honest, I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who was rendered to the U.S. to face a trial after she reportedly tried -- and failed -- to shoot two U.S. soldiers in Ghazni, Afghanistan in July 2008, has been sentenced to 86 years in prison. Such a disproportionate sentence would be bar ...

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Eyewitness Accounts of Sentencing

  September 23, 2010   Dr. Aafia Siddiqui received a brutally unfair sentence in federal court today (as we expected would be the case); 86 years. But what she had to say to the court (and to her fellow Muslims), and how she said it, made us all feel proud and inspired. The depth of her iman, her absolute trust in ALLAH's Qadr, her courage and grace under fire wa ...

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Former US Congresswoman Calls for Dr. Aafia’s Repatriation

  Chicago: Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Calls for Dr. Aafia's Repatriation The following are excerpts from a speech given by the Hon Cynthia McKinney, former US Congresswoman at an event sponsored by PANA. Thank you to all of you for being here this evening for this very important meeting... Our mission is grounded in our deep commitment to human dignity.  We are here because we resp ...

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NGOs urged to Abandon Dr Aafia

  Washington—The United States has made contacts to NGOs on Human Rights aimed to stop strong reaction in Pakistan on the result of expected sentence to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. According to sources, the US Officials, through their allies Britain, not only contacted to two important Pakistan’s NGOs on Human Rights but met with heads of these two NGOs in Karachi and Lahore. Sources further said t ...

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Analysis – Dr Aafia to Be Sentenced

  Aafia Siddiqui will Be Sentenced on Thursday, Sep 23 By: ondelette Tuesday September 21, 2010 3:23 pm        Thursday Morning at 8:45, at 500 Pearl St. in Manhattan, in Room 21D, Judge Berman’s Court, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will be sentenced. She is facing 30 years to life. People that are there might show up to pay their respects, there is no way justice will have been served. ...

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MLFA no longer funding Dr. Aafia’s case

To Supporters of Dr. Aafia:   This is to inform supporters that MLFA is no longer 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 activities in order to avoi ...

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IJN Statement in Response to Sentencing

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO DR. AAFIA SIDDIQUI SENTENCE The International Justice Network, attorneys for the family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, issued the following statement today after Dr. Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in prison by Judge Berman at the US federal court in Manhattan. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui - who has never caused harm to anyone - has now been condemned to spend the rest of her life in a maximum sec ...

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