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Voice for Aafia release echoes in Washington

Karachi, A strong voice for release of Pakistani mother Dr Aafia Siddiqui is spreading all over the world and recently peace activists held a demo in Washington in front of the US Department of Justice, demanding release of the Pakistani woman Educationist. The governments of Pakistan and the United States of America should respect the sentiments of peace-loving global community and ensure early release and repatriation of Aafia, said Dr Fowzia Siddiqui here Sunday.

She, quoting the former US Attorney General, and internationally renowned human rights icon Ramsey Clark, said: “America needs Muslims to stand up for Islam…it is the one revolutionary force that truly cares about humanity.” She said the continuing imprisonment of Pakistani mothers is also disturbing peace loving people also in the United States of America. She said the previous day the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) led a human rights demonstration at the US Department of Justice. The NCPCF is running a campaign   Scapegoat and Buried Alive- to free political prisoners.

Aafia Movement Pakistan leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui further said that it is high time to shake the world consciousness on the issue of Aafia, who has become daughter of the Pakistani Nation. She reminded that Aafia along with her minor children had been kidnapped from Karachi and trafficked first to Afghanistan and then to the USA, where she was handed a 86-years imprisonment in a fake case despite lack of any concrete evidence. She said the trial of Aafia Siddiqui is a unique example of mishandling the principles of law, justice and equity in the written legal history of world. She said still there is a chance for the governments of the US and Pakistan to realize and correct their wrongdoing in the case of Aafia Siddiqui in order to avoid a shame for their coming generations, as the history forgives none.

Fowzia Siddiqui thanked the peace activists of Pakistan, USA, European Union and other countries for their continuing support to Aafia. She hoped that the mounting pressure of this global peace-loving community would ultimately force the tormentors of Aafia Siddiqui to dole out justice swiftly and firmly to mistreated Aafia and her children.

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