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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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U.S. Sentence for Pakistani Ignites Anger and Protests

  The New York Times Sep 24, 2010   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s leaders and opposition politicians on Friday were quick to express outrage at the sentence handed down to a Pakistani woman who was convicted of trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents. By the time weekly prayers ended, protesters were battling the police, and the Pakistani Taliban had offered its supp ...

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  SEPTEMBER 23, 2010: New York After reading a long and cold statement, Judge Richard M. Berman callously said to Dr. Aafia : "I wish you the best" as he pronounced a sentence of Eighty Six (86) Years in prison. She would be eligible for release in the year 2094 at age 122 if she lives that long. 86 Dr. Aafia, who was calm throughout the proceedings, asked that no revenge or violence be done ...

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American artist unveils banner for Dr Aafia

  September, 2010   Ahead of Dr Aafa's sentencing date of September 23rd, American artist Max Jackson unveiled a banner prompted by what was seen as a miscarriage of justice. In addition to bing an artist, Mr. Jackson is also a farmer. ...

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US Ambassador Summoned by Pakistani Senate

  * Senate committee chairman says whole nation wants early release of scientist By Tahir Niaz ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday asked the Foreign Office (FO) to summon US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson to the FO, for discussing the possible release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently in US custody. The Committee Chairman Senator Talha Mahmood asked the FO to t ...

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