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Plausible Deniability

Dec. 01, 2010   By: Mauri' Saalakhan  "Plausible Denial" is one of the oldest tricks in the government playbook, and that is precisely what we are getting in the WikiLeaks release on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. (see Guardian report below) While U.S. "diplomats" may or may not have been aware of Aafia's whereabouts, her captors, which included American agents, knew precis ...

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Kidnapping Attempt on Children of Aafia Siddiqui

    PRESS RELEASE KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT MADE ON CHILDREN OF AAFIA SIDDIQUI   November 13, 2010, New York, NY -  At approximately 4:00 PM local time today, armed gunmen broke into the home of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's family in Karachi, Pakistan.  The incident was apparently a failed  attempt to kidnap Dr. Siddiqui's two minor children - both of whom are US citizens, but now r ...

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MIT colleague speaks of Aafia

October 21,2010   By Usman Saleem (First Published by CagePrisoners) Aafia was not one to brainwashed, and was certainly not an irate, blind extremist. I remember Aafia as a fellow MIT student – and then an alumna – who was intellectually diligent, conscientious in her conduct, and considerate of others. A single incident stands out as especially illustrating this. She was once in a car acc ...

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The sinister case of Aafia Siddiqui

21 October 2010   Published in MorningStar by Liz Davies Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a 38-year-old Pakistan citizen, a US-educated neuroscientist and mother of three children. She has also been convicted of attempted murder by a US court and on September 23 was sentenced to 86 years' imprisonment - literally a life sentence. On September 24 mass protests were held in Pakistan calling for her release. Pak ...

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Ex-Prime Minister Unveils Gen. Musharraf on Dr. Aafia

06 October 2010   The NEWS KARACHI: Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali claimed that he brought the matter relating Dr Aafia’s abduction to former president’s knowledge; but, he advised him to stay silent. It should be mentioned here that Pervez Musharraf, announcing his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) in London some days back, gave impression that he was absolutely unaware o ...

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Sea of Humanity Floods Karachi for Dr Aafia

    DAWN Sep 29, 2010   KARACHI: A massive rally organised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Tuesday unanimously demanded that the United States government set aside the 86-year jail term of Dr Aafia Siddiqui and release her forthwith. A very large number of people, including women and children, took part in the rally held on M.A. Jinnah Road to express solidarity with Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Bes ...

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Thirty Pieces of Silver and a Place to Hide

Sep 28, 2010   As an Eid gift I wrote a few words of comfort for the sister and brother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. (published here) Nearing the sentencing date they were tired and exhausted and wondering if anything they and their supporters had done had helped Aafia at all. I highlighted the successes of the campaign that they had waged for Aafia's freedom and reputation and children, and the hope th ...

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Large protests across Pakistan against US sentence of Dr Aafia

Across Pakistan, the 86 year sentence handed down by Judge Richard Berman in New York has sparked rage and protest among the general population. Below are some sample articles.  Only headlines and links are provided.   Anti-US sentiments surge across provincial capital Awarding of 86-year imprisonment to Dr Aafia enrages citizens Lawyers hold rally against punishment awarded to Dr Aafia Lawyers bo ...

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