Rally organized in favor of Dr Aafia in Fort Worth
DALLAS: American former Attorney General from 60's Mr. Ramsey Clark has said that he concluded after going through all the facts in Dr Aafia Siddiqui's trial that she is innocent and America unjustly kept her in prison.
He was addressing a rally in front of DFW Federal court in downtown Fort Worth Texas. The rally was organized by organization "Peace through Justice" for justice for Aafia Siddiqui.
Clark said it seems after wrongfully convicting Aafia Siddiqui, America is trapped in its own credibility and honor, that is why the country is not serious in releasing her.
He said that he had reviewed a large number of cases in his professional life as attorney, but he never saw such a bizarre case like Aafia Siddiqui's case.
The former attorney general further said among all the political prisoners in the world Aafia Siddiqui's case is second most popular case in the world.
He said the US administration could never answer a question as what are the evidences of Aafia Siddiqui possible connection with Al-Qaeda.
There is no explanation of why and under what charges she was arrested in first place. Authorities have never told that why they suspected Aafia's link with Al-Qaeda.
The rally organizer and Peace through Justice Leader Mr. Mauri Saalakhan of the Washington, D.C, while addressing the event said that Dr. Aafia was arrested during President Bush tenure but she is still kept behind bars in Obama’s administration.
He said that he would continue the struggle until Aafia got justice.
The demonstration was attended by locals and diverse group of people. More than 40 people were holding placards and raising slogans for freedom for Aafia Siddiqui.
A similar event was held in March by this organization along with other groups on the tenth anniversary of incarceration of Aafia Siddiqui in front of carswell Federal prison in Fort Worth Texas where Afia Siddiqui is jailed.