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Shoes Thrown at Gen. Musharraf for Selling Dr Aafia

February 07, 2011   The News, GEO, Nawa-e-Waqt   LONDON: Shoes were hurled at former president Pervez Musharraf during his address to a gathering here on Sunday. According to TV channel reports, Musharraf was speaking about his rule when a man, followed by another, hurled shoes at him which did not hit him. The men were raising slogans in favour of Dr Aafia Siddiqi. The guards overpowered the two ...

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Major Rally in Support of Aafia on Kashmir Day

February 6,2011   DAILY TIMES Govt urged to take bold steps for Aafia’s release   KARACHI: There would be no difficulty in bringing Dr Aafia Siddiqui back home, if the government takes some bold steps. Senator Talha Mehmood expressed these views during a press conference at the residence of Dr Aafia on Saturday after meeting her family. Mehmood said that the government should follow the spir ...

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1st Anniversary of Dr. Aafia Conviction Commemorated

February 03, 2011   The first anniversary of the conviction of Dr. Aafia in Richard M. Berman's court in New York was commemorated across cities in Pakistan with many solemn marches remembering a dark day in the American legal process . ...

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Lahore Victims Families Reject Compensation, Say: “Swap Davis For Dr. Aafia”

Feb. 01, 2011   DAWN LAHORE, Jan 31: The parents of the both Fahim and Faizan – two young men who were shot dead by a US Consulate employee on Thursday – have said they are ready to withdraw the murder case filed against Raymond Davis if the US authorities allow Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to return to Pakistan as a free citizen. “We discussed the matter in detail and finally decided to link u ...

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Pakistani Senate Supports Swapping Davis for Dr. Aafia

 01 Feb 2011   The NEWS ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Senate Jan Muhammad Jamali on Monday supported the demand of JUI-F Senator Dr Ismail Buledi, who has asked the Pakistan government to seek the return of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for a US citizen who killed two Pakistanis in Lahore a few days back. “By making this demand, you are reflecting the wishes of the people of Pakistan,” De ...

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MQM Chief Altaf Hussain Asks for Immediate Release of Dr. Aafia

Jan 30, 2011   LONDON: Altaf Hussain Asks US To Explain Its Position About Dr Aafia Siddiqui Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement Mr Altaf Hussain has asked the US Government to explain its position regarding the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. He said this in the backdrop of demand by US government to release Raymond Davis seeking diplomatic immunity. "It is for the government of Pakistan ...

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Awareness Dinner Urges Repatriation

Jan. 28, 2011   Campaigners urge Dr Aafia Siddiqui repatriation London: At a press conference in London, Dr Aafia's supporters said her conviction was a gross miscarriage of justice and that Pakistani politicians had failed to support one of their own citizens. Prominent supporters demanded that an independent medical team be sent to assess Dr Aafia's state of mind Yvonne Ridley, who has camp ...

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Spontaneous Crowds for Aafia in Lyari

    DAILY TIMES, PRESS TV, DUNYA TV, Daily JANG... KARACHI: The Aafia Movement was invited to a gathering in the Lyari section of Karachi on Jan 16, 2011.  However, when Dr. Fauzia, the sister of Dr. Aafia arrived, the gathering spontaneously erupted into a huge rally with thousands coming into the streets despite a ban on large crowds due to the security situation in Karachi. The crowds expr ...

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Surely the real point about Aafia Siddiqui is being missed?

June 9, 2011   From CagePrisoners By Asim Qureshi Since the release of The Guantanamo Files in April 2011 by Wikileaks, there have been a number of stories written in relation to those detained at the infamous base. One of the stories that received some mainstream coverage though, was that of Aafia Siddiqui. However, the coverage that was received, completely missed the point. During Aafia’s year ...

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