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                            We are prisoners of never-ending war on terror: Ridley -demands release of Aafia, says we will not stop banging on door of injustice until it finally opens   Karachi, May 30: Internationally famed investigative journalist Yvonne Ridley has said that we are prisoners of a never-ending war on terror and living in an age where it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell our enemies from our heroes, the good from the bad, but we will not stop banging on the door of injustice until it finally opens. Addressing

by YVONNE RIDLEY The only thing that surprised me when I heard that the Algerian kidnappers had called for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui was that it hadn’t happened sooner. Don’t get me wrong, as a former hostage myself, there is no way I condone the actions of what has unfolded in a remote corner of the Algerian desert. And my heart goes out to the families of those who have lost loved ones in the unfolding drama at a gas plant siege said to have

THIS refers to Shafiq Murad’s letter ‘Malala vs Aafia’ (Oct 21) wherein he has tried to distort the facts about Dr Aafia Siddiqui, dubbing her an American national and an aide of terrorists. Perhaps the writer does not know that Dr Aafia has not been convicted of being associated with Al Qaeda or the Taliban. In fact, she has been sentenced to jail for 86 years for attacking an American soldier in the Afghan province of Ghazni. I was one of the participants of an eight-member

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