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A Heartfelt Thank You to All Supporters and Friends

The family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui wish to thank all supporters, family, friends and media for standing by us during the trial of Aafia and in our continuing ordeal.  We are once again humbled and grateful at the number of people who are continuing to stand with us and have expressed their full solidarity and support as we continue the efforts to get Aafia back home despite the verdict of Feb 03, 2010. ...

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US, India, Israel again in action

    Originally published here   The NATION By SIKANDER SHAHEEN   ISLAMABAD – The coming together of the US, Israel, and India, in an unholy alliance to tighten the noose around a Muslim lady reflects the new realities of global power politics. The prejudiced decision against Dr Aafia Siddiqui traces its roots to the active involvement of Israel in collusion with Indians like P ...

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Aafia speaks out about her ordeal in U.S. custody

  Originally published here.   NEW YORK – Dr. Aafia Siddiqui spoke directly to her jurors in a US court on Thursday when the Pakistani neuroscientist took the stand and rejected as “ridiculous” the charge that she grabbed a M-4 rifle to kill US interrogators in Afghanistan, saying she was framed for the alleged crime. “It’s just ridiculous. I didn’t do that ...

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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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