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Yvonne Ridley Press Statement on Pakistan Visit

Feb 28 2010   Statement from Yvonne Ridley (Lahore, Pakistan ) I have come here today to speak to the government’s opposition parties in Pakistan – and the only opposition i see is the vibrant, challenging and independent media of this great country. With the exception of Imran Khan, Tehreek e Insaf, Jamaat Islami and a few others, no one seems prepared to really challenge the Pakistan gove ...

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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM LORD NAZIR AHMED

Feb 28 2010   (Lord Nazir ) I would like to thank Imran Khan and Sister Yvonne Ridley for raising Dr Aafia's case at the international level and campaigning for her release. I was first approached by Sister Yvonne Ridley in Mid July 2009 , when I put down some written questions from Her Majesty's Government related to Dr Aafia Siddiqui , Prisoner 650 and the Grey Lady of Baghram. She was char ...

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‘RAW, Mossad agents interrogated Aafia’

February 23, 2010   The NATION By ASIF MAHMOOD LONDON - Indian secret agency RAW agents had questioned neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui during her confinement in Afghanistan, reliable sources told The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt. Indian agents were supported by some other people who talked in American accent and it was believed they were agents of Israel’s notorious intelligence service Mossad, source ...

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Pakistan Senate Passes Unanimous Resolution Supporting Dr Aafia

February 23, 2010   The Nation   ISLAMABAD – The Upper House of the Parliament on Monday through a unanimously passed resolution asked the Government to make all legal and diplomatic efforts for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from US detention. “The House expresses its grave concern and sorrow over the continuous detention of Dr Aafia and her children and demands that Government shou ...

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Let Aafia Go Home

18 February 2010   From Khaleej Times by: Aijaz Zaka Syed   Reading all those legal thrillers by John Grisham and watching Hollywood blockbusters that portray innocent individuals framed and ensnared by a powerful system, one always thought: Of course, these things do not happen in real life. I am not so sure anymore though.  The abduction, persecution and now conviction of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, ...

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Guilty verdict of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui enrages Pakistan

February 14, 2010   Was the politics of fear and paranoia the real victor?   By Ridwan Shaikh Al-Jazeerah & ccun.org The verdict of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was never in doubt. The Manhattan jury finding her guilty on two counts, of attempted murder and armed assault. You could picture the scene – The U.S President, Barak Obama and key players in the U.S government ‘high fiving’ ea ...

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Is she a victim of the U.S. or is she ‘Terror Mom’?

February 3, 2010 By Alex Rodriguez Originally published here. Aafia Siddiqui is awaiting a verdict after her trial in the U.S. on attempted murder charges. Many in Pakistan consider her a hero and a victim of persecution. Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan - Depending on which side of the globe you call home, she's either Lady Al Qaeda or the incarnation of America's persecution of Muslims. Aafia ...

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Aafia Case Looms Over American Shooter

Jan 29, 2011   In view of the shooting in Lahore of 2 Pakistani youths by an American citizen and the running over of another bystander by an official US consulate vehicle, anger seethes in Pakistan and Aafia's case  is starting to haunt the fate of American citizens in Pakistan. But I don't think the US govt is listening.  The US consulate is demanding the release of their citizen ...

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AP of PAK: FBI expert doubtful whether rifle allegedly used by Aafia was fired

    NEW YORK, Jan 23 (APP): An FBI firearms expert has expressed doubts whether the M-4 rifle, which was allegedly grabbed by Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui to attack U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan, was ever fired at the crime scene.Carlo Rosati, the expert who testified in a federal court Friday, said he had thoroughly examined the weapon, the curtain from a room of Ghazni police stat ...

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