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AAFIA MOVEMENT

Former Attorney General USA Hon. Mr. Ramsey Clark’s visit to Aafia’s family and his comments highlighted in the Pakistani Print Media.

KARACHI: Relations between Pakistan and the US could be strengthened through repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Sentence to Dr Aafia Siddiqui was quite injustice, so she should be freed.

(Pak Tribune – Aug 27’ 2012)

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He said that indeed sentence to Dr Aafia was not an issue of crime, but was a matter of international power politics. He said that she was subjected to injustice and vowed that he would raise his voice for Dr Aafia's repatriation.

(Pak Tribune – Aug 27’ 2012)

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He said that Dr Aafia was an innocent, energetic Pakistani scientist. He said that he would pursue the issue in the US and would demand her release.

(Pak Tribune – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Clark affirmed that it was an open violation of the international laws and regretted that the US violated the rules.

(Pak Tribune – Aug 27’ 2012)

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"Dr Aafia Siddiqui was victimised by the international politics being played for power. I haven't witnessed such bare injustice in my entire career."

(Daily Times – Aug 27’ 2012)

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The ex-attorney general said, "Neither did Dr Aafia kill anyone, nor did she attempt at. In fact she was shot thrice and should be released immediately.

(Daily Times – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Clark said that he first visited Pakistan when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was under trial and he wanted to assist him. “This time around, I have come to express my sympathies for Dr Aafia”.

(Daily Times – Aug 27 2012)

 

Clark expressed his intention to gather people in America, for a one-point agenda of Dr Aafia’s repatriation. “Significant peace and justice activists will join me in promoting this agenda.”

Daily Times – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Clark hailed the role of Pakistani people and particularly lawyers, saying that the nation's voice on state level could play a significant role in Dr Aafia's repatriation. He vowed that he would raise his voice for her repatriation at all levels in the US.

(Daily Times – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Clark said she was an innocent citizen of Pakistan, and had become a victim of international politics.

 (The Nation – Aug 28’ 2012)

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Talking to media on arrival at the Benazir International Airport, Clark said Aafia’s trial was not justified.“Aafia is a mother and a daughter. Justice demands that Aafia Siddiqui should immediately be released. Pakistan should raise this issue,” he suggested.

(The Nation – Aug 29’ 2012)

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William Ramsey Clark also termed the trial of Dr Aafia in the US illegal and unjustified as she is a mother and a daughter for which justice demands that she should immediately be released. "Pakistan should intensify its efforts in this issue".

(Pak Tribune – Aug – 29’ 2012)

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William Ramsey Clark also termed the trial of Dr Aafia in the US illegal and unjustified as she is a mother and a daughter for which justice demands that she should immediately be released. "Pakistan should intensify its efforts in this issue". 

(The News – Aug 28’ 2012)

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Former Attorney General of the United States, Mr. Ramsey Clark says Dr Aafia Siddiqui is an innocent citizen of Pakistan who has been wronged and denied justice.

(Pakistan Observer – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Clark said he would exchange views with the US administration on the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. He hoped that Aafia’s release would be helpful in strengthening of Pakistan-US relations. 

(Pakistan Observer – Aug 27’ 2012)

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Talking to media on arrival at Islamabad airport on Tuesday, Gen. Clarke said that Aafia Siddiqui’s trial was not correct. Aafia is a mother and a daughter, and justice demands that Aafia Siddiqui should immediately be released, he said, adding that Pakistan should raise this issue. He suggested that the US should tell where the son of Aafia is.

(The News – Aug 28’ 2012)

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