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COME CLEAN, THERE IS STILL TIME

13 Apr, 2010   By Kamran Shafi It’s official: according to none other than this journal of record, the 12-year old child “left outside a house in Karachi [on Sunday, April 4, 2008] is the missing daughter of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the neuroscientist who was convicted in a US court for shooting at her US interrogators in Afghanistan.” The child was left at Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s house b ...

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DNA proves girl is Aafia’s daughter

April 11, 2010   By Tahir Niaz “The DNA profile obtained from blood samples of Maryam Khan alias Fatima, Ahmad Muhammad – her brother – share the STR Genetic Markers with the DNA profile obtained from blood sample of Dr Amjad Khan. Based on the DNA analysis, Dr Amjad cannot be excluded as the biological father of Maryam alias Fatima,” concludes the National Forensic Science Agen ...

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Karzai moved by Dr. Aafia’s situation

March 11, 2010   Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) President Karzai referred to some conversation about the children of Aafia Siddiqi during the talks which he said changed his mind to speak other than the prepared statement. “I had a prepared statement but in the event during bilateral talks I changed my mind about it. That event was a little conversation between us about two children of Aafia ...

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Human rights abuses: Bush’s policies continued

6 March 2010   Helen Patterson & Rupen Savoulian In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre, Republican President George W. Bush launched illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush enacted “anti-terrorism” policies under which people could be labelled “terror suspects” without evidence and abducted, jailed and tortured in secret. “Extraord ...

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Pakistan Fails Miserably to Protect its People from the United States

March 6, 2010   EDITORIAL The NATION Qamar Zaman Kaira, the minister for Information and Broadcasting, shot his mouth off during a meeting with journalists the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. It was really shocking to hear him say that the government wouldn't ask the U.S. to repatriate her. His comment flies in the face of popular sentiment and greatly embarrasses those calling out to have this haples ...

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