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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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Ministry asked how Aafia’s case can be taken to ICJ

  Orginailly published in the Daily Times.   * Senate committee questions ‘US story’ on Dr Aafia * Believes she was in US custody since 2003, charged in 2008   By Tahir Niaz   ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Saturday asked the Law Ministry to give its opinion on the possibilities of taking the case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist detai ...

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OPF college student declines to receive award from minister

    From The International News orginally posted here Friday, January 22, 2010 By Afshan S. Khan  Islamabad In a surprising incident, a student of ‘O’ levels, Asma Waheed, declined to receive her excellence award and certificate from Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Dr. Farooq Sattar on account of what she termed helplessness of the government in the case of Dr. Aafia ...

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