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Aafia had requested that judge recuses himself from trial and her conviction be overturn Karachi, July 9:  Aafia Movement Pakistan here Tuesday regretted that the U.S. judge who presided over Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s criminal trial has denied Dr. Siddiqui’s request that he recuse himself from presiding over her newly filed legal case that seeks to overturn her conviction and sentence. In a release issue here, they said that Law Office of Tina Foster has announced that Dr. Siddiqui’s attorney in the case, Mr. Robert Boyle, appeared

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

Pakistani-Americans call for deep probe into Kamran Faisal's mysterious death   By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Pakistan American Democratic Forum (PADF) has called for deep probe into the mysterious death or probable murder of Kamran Faisal, an officer of Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The call came at the conclusion of a PADF "Teach-In" held Saturday (Jan 27, 2013) under the chairmanship of Dr. Agha Saeed, the PADF founder. The PADF teach-in was attended, among others, by former US presidential candidate Senator Mike Gravel and six-term former Congresswoman Cynthia

PS seminar on US justice system examines its myths and realities. US needs uncompromised leadership on its core values, democracy, human rights, justice, truth and righteousness: Cynthia McKinney. Aafia’s case is nothing less than murder of justice: Sara Flounders Human spirit has never accepted tyranny: Akram Zaki Islamabad (December 4, 2012) Speakers at a seminar at the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad criticized the US justice system and were of the view that the United States has always followed two policies: one declaratory and the other operational. While declaratory

A US appeals court has upheld the September 2010 verdict that sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison. The severity of her sentence raises yet another question in a case already riddled with them: what is Ms Siddiqui really being held accountable for? Is life imprisonment justified for firing at a handful of FBI agents and soldiers, none of whom were killed or injured? These questions will only add to the air of murkiness that still surrounds the case. That Ms Siddiqui had

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