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Aafia Release Marches, 3000Days in Captivity Marked; Police Harassment

June 27,2011


In June, several marches were held across Pakistan.  Another sad milestone was marked: Aafia has now been held over 3,000 days in captivity.

During the marches, heavy police and Ranger para-military presence was noted with some minor harassment of protesters who remained peaceful despite provocation from some "official" elements.



Aafia Movement marks world day against torture

KARACHI: Aafia Movement organised a walk from the Karachi Press Club to Governor House to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, here on Sunday.

The walk was lead by the sister of Dr Aafia, detained in the United States and Aafia Movement’s Chairperson Dr Fouzia Siddiqui. She presented a memorandum at the Governor House. A large number of people belonging to Pasban, Orat Foundation, Human Rights Network, Jamaat-e-Islami and civil society participated in the walk.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Siddiqui demanded of the government to play its role in bringing the daughter of the nation back, similar to its role played in the release of four Pakistanis and other Indian, Sri Lankan and Egyptian people from the pirates. She said that Dr Siddiqui should be freed as per the resolutions of the national assembly and demand of the entire nation.






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