Rallies demand release of Dr Aafia
May 17, 2010
KARACHI : Protest rallies in more than 50 cities and towns of the country including Karachi on Sunday demanded immediate release and repatriation of Pakistani woman scientist, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, terming her detention in the US illegal, immoral and a big question mark on human rights.
The rallies were organized on the call of Pasban in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpinidi, Multan, Sarghoda, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Kotri and other cities and towns.
In Karachi a protest rally was arranged in front of Karachi Press Club, where the protesters termed Dr Aafia a living symbol of human rights in whole world. They said illegal kidnapping of Dr Aafia along with her minor children, inhuman torture on her in US torture camps in Afghanistan and her present illegal detention in the US and disappearance of her son Salman are big question marks over the charters and manifestos of human rights organizations of the world.
They demanded of the Pakistani government to take solid and sincere efforts for an early release and repatriation of Dr Aafia, whom they termed the daughter of Pakistan.