Getty / AFP Make False Attribution to Dr Fowzia
On March 9,2011 a picture taken by an AFP photographer was widely distributed in the media through Getty Images The picture shows Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui at a Women's Day Rally in support of her sister Aafia.
AFP and Getty captioned the picture stating falsely that Dr. Fauzia was shouting anti-US slogans. This is entirely false and slanderous.
The entire event was video taped and at no point were any anti US slogans uttered by Dr. Fauzia.
Despite all the events surrounding Aafia's tragedy, the family of Dr. Aafia hold tremendous respect for the ideals on which America was founded and they bear no ill feelings towards the people of the United States.
It has been learned that the caption was written by a copywriter who was not at the scene and did no due diligence in making the false statement.
Letters of protest are being sent to the responsible media through the family lawyers.