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Karachi: Civil society here Sunday arranged a candlelight vigil in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) to express solidarity with the daughter of the nation, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, on completion of the first three years of her 86-year sentence and demanded serious efforts on governmental level to secure her early release.  Holding banners and portraits of the jailed Pakistani mother, they chanted slogans demanding immediate release of Aafia. A large number of women also attended the candlelight vigil and they categorically termed 86-year sentence to

In response, on Sep 28, 2010, approximately half a million people poured into the streets of Karachi to peacefully express their support for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui following the actions of Richard Berman on Sept 23, 2010. This has to date been the largest public rally in recent Pakistani history and one that stayed true to Aafia's request that no violence be done in her name. A Reflection from British Author and Commentator, Andy Worthington: I’m sorry to report that it’s two years since the Pakistani neuroscientist

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