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Justice Wajih calls US court verdict faulty

KARACHI – Justice (r) Wajihuddin Ahmed has said that findings of the US judge and the jury, which sentenced Dr Aafia Siddiqui to 86-years in jail, are faulty. He said that such court verdicts were circulated in the entire world. He said the allegation levelled...

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Dr Aafia’s sister warns of campaign

LAHORE – Sister of Aafia Saddiqui has warned of starting a nationwide campaign if the government failed to take steps for her release from US prison, while urging media to play its role in highlighting the issue. Fowzia Siddiqui, the founder of Aafia Movement...

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Fowzia slams rulers’ ‘silence’ on Aafia issue

KARACHI –  Aafia Movement leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui on Sunday expressed concern over continuing silence of the government on the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s imprisonment in the US and rumours about the release of Dr Shakil Afridi, the man who allegedly helped...

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Book reveals Aafia Siddiqui harassed by US officials

Javed Rana Press TV, Islamabad A British journalist has penned down scary details in her book on how Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist was framed in a phony terrorism case and was repeatedly harassed by American officials under the cover of the so-called...

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Family demands clarification if Aafia is dead or alive

ISLAMABAD: Reports of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s death have been circulating social media creating an unrest in Pakistan. The news have been reported from different unconfirmed sources. The News Tribe.com representative approached imprisoned Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s family in...

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Rally for Aafia in Fort Worth : Success!

Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace): This is coming to our readers from Irving, Texas. Yesterday’s rally in downtown Fort Worth was a warm and wonderful, almost mystical success. The forecast for Fort Worth, Texas was supposed to be constant rainstorms from...

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Is Aafia Alive or Dead?

Rumours on Dr Aafia Siddiqui are painful and agonising. We have no means of verifying  the authenticity of this upsetting news. It is the duty of the government to verify or refute the claims. This news feels like a malicious conspiracy of the power corridors. –...

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Efforts for release of Dr Aafia to continue, says sister

Vowing to continue efforts for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, her sister Dr Fauzia Siddiqui on Sunday criticised the rulers for not honouring the pledges. “If a killer like Raymond Davis can go to his country without a trial, why not the helpless and innocent Dr...

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Rallies demand freedom for Aafia Siddiqui

In Boston on March 8 and in New York City on March 11, the first two of four national rallies demanded that the U.S. government “Free Aafia Siddiqui” and allow her to return to her family in Pakistan. Framed in a U.S. court in 2010, she has been serving an 86-year...

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Protesters seek release of Aafia Siddiqui

A small crowd of protesters gathered at the bottom of the steps of Lobby 7 Tuesday afternoon. They called on the U.S. government to release and repatriate Aafia Siddiqui ’95, a Pakistani neuroscientist who is currently serving an 86-year sentence in a prison in Fort...

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Court orders family’s meeting with Aafia

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the federal government to arrange a meeting of family members with Aafia Siddiqui, undergoing 86 years imprisonment in the US for attempted murder. IHC Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi also directed the...

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US declines Aafia Siddiqui’s repatriation

ISLAMABAD – The United States has said it would not repatriate Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan even if Islamabad joins the Inter-American Convention on Serving of Criminal Sentences Abroad 1993, it has been learnt reliably. According to the documents exclusively...

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TAKE ACTION FOR AAFIA SIDDIQUI’S FAMILY

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] We are asking concerned individuals to contact the Embassy of Pakistan, to voice their concern over the attack on the...

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Aafia’s family moves IHC to meet her in US

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday sought reply from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister Secretariat on a petition filed to facilitate a meeting of Dr Fauzia Siddiqui with her sister Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Aafia, a Pakistani neuroscientist, is...

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Illegal detentions main cause behind unrest: Fowzia

Supporters of Dr Aafia Siddiqui staged a walk on Sunday to press the United States administration for her immediate release. They also criticised the Pakistan government for illegal detentions in the country. “Illegal detentions and hidden torture cells in...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s Mother’s Moving Letter To Obama

  Here is an open letter from political prisoner Aafia Siddiqui’s mother to the President of the US. Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui and her mother Ismat live in their family home in Karachi with Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s children who were restored to them when she...

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Aafia’s Daughter Maryams Letter to Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Dear Ms Maryam Nawaz Sharif Aapi, As Representatives of Pakistan, Do you think you would be true to your nation without raising the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui ? Her imprisonment alone is a slap on Pakistan’s honor and her ordeal is a disgrace to motherhood.  ...

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Mrs Ismat Siddiqui to Mrs Michelle Obama

The First Lady of USA, Mrs. Michelle Obama, The White House, Washington, DC. Subject: OPEN LETTER TO THE FIRST LADY OF USA MRS MICHELLE OBAMA Dear Mrs. Michelle Obama, Congratulations on almost completing your second term of being the first lady of the United States...

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Message of Support from Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark is an American lawyer, activist and former federal government official. He occupied senior positions in the United States Department of Justice under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, notably serving as United States Attorney General from...

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American Justice

An American soldier in a shooting spree in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar has killed 17 innocent Afghan civilians and wounded several others. On September 23, 2010 US Judge Richard Berman sentenced Dr Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years of imprisonment for the...

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Aafia Movement Goes to South Africa!

Aafia FREE Campaign South Africa with SAKAG South African Kashmiri Action Group SAPA South African Pakistani Community & SANMF.   Proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Fowzia Siddque on the 15th June 2014, on South African visit as a part world tour to mobilise...

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Aafia’s Lawyers Seek to Overturn Conviction

May 13, 2014, New York, NY. The Law Office of Tina Foster today announced that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has filed a legal case seeking to overturn her September 23, 2010 conviction by a U.S. federal court. Though Dr. Siddiqui has always maintained her innocence and there...

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Civil Society Throngs in 100 Pakistani Cities

Karachi, March 30: The sitting government had pledged with their voters to free Dr Aafia Siddiqui from the American detention; however, solid efforts in this regard are yet to be taken on the government level. In Pakistan the agenda of democracy would remain...

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Signature campaign in Karachi for solidarity with Aafia

Karachi:  On completion of 11 years in illegal detention of the daughter of the nation, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Aafia Movement would hold a signature campaign in Karachi, besides solidarity programs in more than 50 cities and towns of Pakistan.   Aafia Movement leader Dr...

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Mauri Saalakhan: My First Day in Pakistan

  I arrived at Jinnah International Airport (named after Pakistan’s founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah) early Wednesday morning. Karachi is 10 hours ahead of the Washington (DC) area (it is now 2:15 on Thursday morning in Karachi and 4:15 Wednesday afternoon in the...

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The 2014 International Mobilization for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

On March 1, 2014, an international mobilization for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will begin with special observances and activities throughout Pakistan (Aafia’s home country, and headquarters for the International Free Aafia Movement). Insha’Allah, in a few days I expect to be...

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Reflections – 2013 into 2014

Sometimes a New Year looks a lot like yesterday all over again. If that’s not a cliche it should be, and one should be embarrassed to use it, but sometimes a cliche can describe the truth better than wisdom. 2013 looked a lot like 2012. Aafia is still isolated...

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Action Alert: Aafia Siddiqui must be repatriated now

Contents   1. Action Required 2. Summary 3. Background 4. Sample Letter   1. Action Required Dr Aafia Siddiqui has been languishing in US custody for several years now. Hers is a depressing tale of how a promising future of an aspiring and intelligent frontrunner is...

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Letter to Ban-Ki Moon

Honorable Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations Organization Re: The Plight of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, A mother of three languishing in a US prison for a crime she did not commit.   Your Excellency, Congratulations on being elected for a second term, as...

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US denies reports of Aafia-Afridi prisoner swap agreement

DAWN.COM ISLAMABAD: The US embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday denied reports of a prisoner swap deal with Pakistan involving Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Earlier this month, Pakistani media reported that the US had offered Pakistan to sign a prisoner exchange agreement, calling...

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Family welcomes govt committee on Aafia repatriation

Hopes Aafia would celebrate Eid with her children if govt takes serious efforts Karachi, June 30: The family of Dr Aafia Siddiqui here Sunday welcomed the announcement of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ahmed regarding formation of a government committee to ensure...

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Aafia Siddiqui: Victim of US Injustice

by Stephen Lendman She’s one of thousands of US political prisoners. She’s well known. She committed no crimes. She’s been brutalized in captivity. Mercy isn’t in America’s vocabulary. Rogue states operate that way. Washington’s by...

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The Strange Case of Aafia Siddiqui

By Gordon Duff All agreed on one thing: the case against Dr. Aafia was fabricated by the Bush regime and CIA and her prosecution was orchestrated by Israeli intelligence. The Musharraf regime in Pakistan assisted every step of the way. In a surprise announcement, Dr....

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The Ramadan Campaign for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Phase Two

Phase Two of this very important campaign has taken on even greater significance, as a result of the reported deliberations taking place over the possibility of a prisoner swap (between the U.S. and Pakistan) involving Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Congressmen Keith Ellison and...

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Ramadan Campaign for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui – Week of Action

Monday July 15th through Thursday July 18th! During the last week of May, 2013, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Muslim political prisoner, was physically assaulted in her prison cell and left unconscious and bleeding. She eventually received medical care after a two day delay....

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Fowzia Seeks Aafia Freedom on USA Independence Day

Karachi, July 4: Aafia Movement Pakistan Leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui here Thursday appealed the US President Barack Hussein Obama to release Pakistani mother Dr Aafia Siddiqui on the occasion of the Independence Day of United States of America.   Independence Day is...

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An Open Letter to Imam Suhaib Webb and the ISBCC

                  by Mauri Saalakhan, Peace Thru Justice Foundation Assalaamu Alaikum, Imam Webb: May this find you well. On June 8, you made remarks at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Masjid Alhamdullilah (Mosque for the Praising of ALLAH) that a number of...

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Dr. Aafia Assaulted in Prison to Point of Unconsciousness

Fort Worth, May 31, 2013   This past week, Dr. Aafia who is detained at Carswell Prison at a US Military base in Fort Worth, United States was physically assaulted in her prison cell and left unconscious and bleeding.  She eventually received medical care after two...

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Lady Qaeda

Dr Fowzia, the sister of the world’s most wanted woman, the alleged Mata Hari of al-Qaeda, talks to Laura Hughes about Aafia Siddiqui and the price her family is paying in the war on terror “Aafia is my baby sister. She is a loving mother, daughter, sister, and she is...

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Cindy Sheehan Interviews Tina Foster

  Cindy Sheehan interviews attorney for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Tina Foster. Dr. Siddiqui’s is another story of American Injustice, prejudice, fear, ignorance, and hatred. Click here to listen to the podcast...

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Lunar Eclipse – The Aafia Siddiqui Story

by JUDY BELLO A woman finds herself alone on the street in an unfamiliar neighborhood of an unfamiliar city. The people around her don’t speak her native language, and in fact, she doesn’t understand their language.  She is accompanied by a 12 year old boy, Ali. She...

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Interview with Aafia Siddiqui’s Attorney Tina Foster

March 30th, 2013 marks 10 years since Aafia Siddiqui was kidnapped outside her home in Karachi, Pakistan. 10 years of unjust imprisonment. Hena Zuberi of Muslim Matters recently interviewed Tina Foster of the International Justice Network, Aafia’s attorney...

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Durban City Centre Brought To A Halt At Free Aafia Protest

FREE AAFIA FOUNDATION – SOUTH AFRICA PRESS RELEASE South Africans flocked on Friday 22nd March to the United States Consulate, situated in the heart of the city centre in Durban, in solidarity with the Global Free Aafia Movements to protest on the tenth anniversary of...

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How Mothers Like Me Can Help Aafia

  Jazak Allah Kair everyone for attending the JFAC rally on Saturday 30th Mrach 2013 outside the American embassy marking the 10th anniversary of Dr Aafias disappearance, may Allah (SWT) reward you in this dunya and the akirah. I am no spokeswoman, or journalist...

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Justice For Aafia- A Graphic Novel

This is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s story in visual form. The artist Christopher Towne is a young anti-war activist. He blogs here. Towne has given Muslimmatters.org exclusive permission to share his graphic novel. He says “the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is both...

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Lauren Booth – Support the Release of Aafia Siddiqui

Lauren Booth speaks about the ordeal of Aafia Siddiqui. It’s been ten years since Aafia Siddiqui disappeared under mysterious circumstances from Karachi. Later she ended up in the United States and in 2010, was sentenced to 86 years in prison on charges of...

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Family Statement on “Aafia Brigade”

The Family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is very distraught at the disturbing news items regarding a so called Aafia Brigade. Once again, terrorists, murderers and kidnappers have chosen to hide their crimes behind the name Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Not the woman. Not the mother....

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The Aafia Diary -Tenth Anniversary

By Andrew  Purcell I haven’t really been keeping a diary. It just seemed to be a format that worked well. It is not strictly chronological, but it tells the story. Everything I write here is something I saw, both through interacting with Aafia and her family and...

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A Decade of Detention – 10 Years Too Long

  JFAC Presents:   A DECADE OF DETENTION – 10 YEARS TOO LONG Protest to mark the  10th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance Saturday 30th March From 2pm   US Embassy, 24 Grovesnor Square, London, W1A 2LQ   Speakers include: Carol Turner (Stop the...

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Her Pain, Our Shame – Have We Abandoned Aafia Siddiqui?

  UPDATED VENUE – THE WATER LILY, LONDON Justice for Aafia Coalition presents Her Pain, Our Shame Have We Abandoned Aafia Siddiqui? Fundraising Conference Saturday 23rd February 2013 1.15pm-4.15pm NEW VENUE:The Water Lily, 69-89 Mile End Road, London E1 4TT  ...

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A Message of Thanks from the Family of Aafia

We send our thanks and prayers to all of our friends around the world for everything you have done for Aafia. This year marked nine years in chains for Aafia, but the movement to free her made huge gains. International support for the Free Aafia campaign has expanded...

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Operation Redemption

    An Open Letter to Muslims in America regarding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the campaign for her release and repatriation, and our own spiritual and psychological redemption   The word redemption is loaded with meaning. It encompasses the act of redeeming oneself, and/or...

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“Aafia’s Case Transcends National Borders”

  This is the end of our week here which has been an incredible success be reminded it is the beginning of upping the tempo. Aafia’s case has transcends National borders – Sara Flounders       President Zardari without Aafia the Bhutto Mission will never be be...

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First Impressions – Sara Flounders

Cynthia McKinney and I arrived in Karachi at 4am this morning, Sunday, Dec 2.   We arrived having no idea what to expect or even what difficulties we would have on arrival finding or meeting up with our hosts or what government problems, etc.   To our total surprise...

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Aafia Movement Organising “Free Aafia Week”

  Sara Flounders and Cynthia McKinney reached today and will join the week for the case of Dr. Aafia.     Worldwide campaign for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (Aafia Movement) is arranging a “Free Aafia Week”  from 2nd to 9th December. Sara Flounders and Cynthia...

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Statement of the Siddiqui Family on Aafia’s Appeal

  Aafia did not have lawyer of her choice. Government has to fulfill its promise and bring Aafia home.     A federal appeals court yesterday upheld the conviction of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, and affirmed her sentence of 86 years in a U.S. maximum security prison.  The...

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US federal court dismisses Dr Aafia Siddiqui appeal plea

A US appeals court has upheld the conviction and 86-year prison sentence of Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui for shooting at FBI agents and soldiers after her arrest in Afghanistan. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge had...

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What Eid Al Adha Meant for Aafia…

    This Eid we want to share something with our friends and supporters: What Eid Al Adha meant for Aafia.     This is a based on a conversation involving Aafia where she discussed Eid Al Adha and what it meant beyond performing the ritual acts.   It was a casual...

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Report on the CodePink delegation to Pakistan

by Joe Lombardo, UNAC co-coordinator I arrived in Islamabad at 2:30 am on October 3 with about 7 other members of our delegation after a grueling fight from New York.  We were part of the Code Pink anti-drone delegation to Pakistan.  On arrival in Islamabad, we were...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Message from Fowzia Siddiqui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV2lTQ4YHSU JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Adnan Rashid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z3MZfH6Pu0 JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Taji Mustafa

JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was shockingly sentenced to 86 years in...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Ilyas Townsend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulQsPVKFmys JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Sheikh Suliman Gani

JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was shockingly sentenced to 86 years in...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Sultan Sabri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcC4Fiv_zrg JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Omar Hajaj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrPJ8QhrH_c JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Sheikh Khalid Fikri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwkBZcyfecc JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Lauren Booth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ5OIF256KM JFAC presents SENTENCED   2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Andy Worthington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CynH0R5ZVKs JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing   PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON   SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was...

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JFAC SENTENCED Protest – Faisal Hanjra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8m8UvgB7v0 JFAC presents SENTENCED 2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON – SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012 September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui...

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Statement of Support – Mauri Saalakhan

  On the occasion of the second anniversary of the wrongful conviction and sentencing of a committed Muslimah by the name of Aafia Siddiqui – a political prisoner and prisoner of war being held under conditions that violate the U.S. Constitution’s theoretical...

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An Open letter to CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS & MSA-National

It is reported that the last Messenger of ALLAH (peace be upon him) said: “By The One in whose hand rests my soul, you must surely enjoin the good and forbid the evil, otherwise it is expected that ALLAH will send against you a punishment from Him, and you will...

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Who Is She?

By Imam Abdullah Faaruuq & Sister Sufia Hassan In the Name of Allah: The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   If we are going to give support to this woman Dr. Aafia  Siddiqui, we need to ask ourselves, ‘Who is she and what did she do?’ We know the answer is going...

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Will Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Get Justice?

WAQT 8 PM With Fareeha Idrees:Will Dr. Aafia Siddiqui get Justice: Fareeha Idrees with MQM Federal Minister for Oversease Pakistanis Dr Farooq Sattar, Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, Sharmila Farooqi advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh PPP  ...

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SENTENCED

  2nd Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing PROTEST @ US EMBASSY, LONDON SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012   From 3pm   24 Grovesnor Square, London, W1A 2LQ September 23rd 2010 was a black day for justice and human rights as Aafia Siddiqui was shockingly sentenced to 86...

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Eid Gifts for Children in Prison

The Aafia Movement has started a program to deliver Eid Gifts to children in Pakistani prisons. The program was started after a recent visit by Dr. Fauzia, sister of Dr. Aafia, to one of many prisons in Pakistan where children are kept.  Many of these children were...

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10 Years Later, Another Lonely Eid For Aafia

This is the 10th year that Aafia will spend Eid Al-Fitr in a lonely cell but with her courage and dignity intact. The cowardly nation that kidnapped and sold her and three young children among thousands of others is crumbling and humiliated daily.  Perhaps a good time...

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Sign the Avaaz Petition for Aafia Siddiqui

Avaaz—meaning “voice” in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. The...

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Rare Video of Aafia Siddiqui – 1991

  A rare video of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, giving a speech on the topic of Women in Islam at the tender age of 19, in Houston 1991. Famous Basketball player Hakim Olajuan and Jamal Badawi were in the audience.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skmj16h40wE  Credits: Zia...

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Aafia’s Cry is heard in Zambia

  Zohaib Khan   “If anyone slays a person, it would be as if he slew entire mankind: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved entire mankind.” – Quran (5:32) Dr Aafia Siddiquis story has reached the hearts of people in Zambia. In a country where Aafia...

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Remember Aafia This Ramadhan

  Following on from the success of our Independence Day appeal, where the efforts of campaigners far exceeded our expectations, we are launching our Ramadhan appeal for Aafia. As we will soon enter the blessed month of Ramadhan, busying ourselves with its days and...

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Aafia is Alive: Rumours Regarding Her Death Unfounded

  Distressing rumours have been circulating for the past 24 hours that Dr Aafia Siddiqui had died in a US jail, spreading across Twitter from Pakistan-based users of the social networking site yesterday.   By 2pm today, Dr Fowzia Siddiqui had notified JFAC that the...

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Where is Suleman?

  On the occasion of Children’s Day 2012, Dr. Aafia’s children Ahmed and Maryam asked about the whereabouts of their missing sibling, Suleman.   In March 2003, Dr. Aafia and her three young children were kidnapped and renditioned from Pakistan.  The...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Adnan Rashid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IFKt3O5Rro JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Adnan Rashid is a historian who specializes in the history of Islamic Civilization. He is...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Uthman Lateef

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Uthman Lateef is the Director of the Hittin Insitute, a research-based initiative that seeks to present Islam, Islamic history and heritage...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Ken O’Keefe

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London     Ken O’Keefe is a former US Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War. He renounced his US citizenship on March 1, 2001 and has devoted...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Omar Deghayes

JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Former Guantanamo detainee and British resident Omar was kidnapped from his home in Lahore in 2002. For nearly six years, he was imprisoned...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Joy Hurcombe

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Joy Hurcombe is the Chair of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign and was previously involved in Brighton Against Guantanamo and Save Omar...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Sheikh Suliman Gani

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Sheikh Suliman Gani currently serves as the Imam at Tooting Islamic Centre and is among the course instructors of Al Buruj Press. Born into...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Raza Nadim

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Raza Nadim is the media spokesman for MPAC UK. The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK) is a British Muslim Organisation that attempts...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Andy Worthington

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London   Andy Worthington is a freelance journalist and author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal...

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JFAC Rally: Remember 03.30.03 – Raza Kazim

  JFAC presents Remember 03.30.03 9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, March 31st 2012, US Embassy, London Raza Kazim is a member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission. IHRC is an independent, not-for-profit campaign, research and advocacy...

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Absent Justice: Aafia Siddiqui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ_AvHMeKOM With Raza Nadim of MPAC and Adnan Rashid of Hittin Institute and iERA. Both are supporters of JFAC and spoke at the recent JFAC Rally, Remember 03.30.03

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Texas protesters demand Dr Aafia release

By Raja Zahid A Khanzada Geo News FORT WORTH, Texas: The “Peace through Justice Foundation staged a protest rally in front of Federal building in downtown Fort Worth Texas for the release of Aafia Siddiqui.   A large number of men and women participated in the...

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MS Students Rally in Support of Aafia

By Qaanitah Hunter Students from the Johannesburg Muslim School today expressed their support for Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who was unlawfully imprisoned in the United States for 86 years.   The students marched within the school chanting “Takbeer- Allah is great” and “Free...

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South Africa Aafia March A Success – Wadee

A drive to free  jailed Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, gained momentum in South Africa today, after hundreds of protesters marched to the US consulate in Sandton, north of Johannesburg. Protesters demanded the US Government to release Aafia.   ‘‘We wish to...

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Aafia Day Rally – Johannesburg

  Shaista Abdullah Friday the 30th of March in Johannesburg started off as a gloomy, foggy and overcast day. Yet there was a lurking anticipation – Johannesburg was going to witness a rally at the US embassy! Nine years ago, on the 30th of March, an innocent...

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Statement of Support – Anas Altikriti

CEO of the Cordoba Foundation, Anas Altikriti, was scheduled to the speak at the JFAC Rally, Remember 03.30.03 but due to poor health was forced to cancel. He sent the following statement of support.  I had hoped to be with you today, but my support, best wishes and...

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Statement of Support – Walter Wolfgang

  Walter Wolfgang was invited to speak at the JFAC Rally, Remember 03.30.03 but was unable to join us due to a prior commitment. He sent the following statement of support which was read by Joy Hurcombe, Chair of the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign.   My thoughts are with...

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Aafia Revisited

By Nauman Umair The issue of Aafia Siddiqui is very delicate and complex. We all have questions but very few of us manage to get reasonable answers. Some questions are not questions; they are merely hallucinations of our limited “unlimited” grey matter. And some of...

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Aafia march underway in Joburg

A march in support of Pakistani neuro-scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui,who was ‘unlawfully’ imprisoned in the United states for 86 years, will start this afternoon, in Johannesburg.   Spokesman for the free Aafia campaign in South Africa, Inayet Wadee, says activists will...

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Other Voices

  Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Other Voices is a 110 page booklet compiled by The Peace Thru Justice Foundation and Families United for Justice in America. It comprises a fact-based response to Wanted Women – through a series of unsolicited commentaries by Muslims and...

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Canada: Remember 03.30.03

  JFAC CANADA   9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Disappearance Sisters Only Event SATURDAY 31st MARCH   6pm 5 Brockley Drive, Toronto, Ontario   Join us on Saturday 31st March as we send a clear message that we will never forget our sister Aafia, nor rest until she...

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Aafia Picket Planned in the Economic Hub of South Africa

  By Qaanitah Hunter Cii News     Keeping up with the efforts to free Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the South Africans are encouraged to make a mark in fighting for justice for the oppressed prisoner #650 on Friday, 30 March 2012.   A peaceful picket is set to take place in...

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NYC: Remember 03.30.03

Come rally with us in support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui as we commemorate the 9th anniversary of her disappearance. Siddiqui is one of America’s many victims stripped of their fundamental human rights leading to unjust imprisonment. Aafia Siddiqui was abducted on March...

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Aafia – My Friend

  Shaista Abdullah     I met Aafia while taking a class in Arabic at the Society for the Promotion of Arabic in Karachi. Little did I know, at the time, that she would become a dear friend, close confidant and an inspiration in time to come. Aafia was a tall, demure...

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Remember 03.30.03

  9th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Disappearance RALLY @ US EMBASSY, LONDON SATURDAY 31st MARCH 3pm-6pm 24 Grovesnor Square, London, W1A 2LQ     Join us on Saturday 31st March outside the US Embassy, in the company of our eminent speakers, to send a clear message...

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Dr. Fowzia’s gifts ripped up at OR Tambo Airport

Azhar Vadi  Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui and human rights activist Altaf Shakoor have safely arrived in Pakistan after their awareness tour to South Africa last week in support of the imprisoned doctor, Aafia Siddiqui.   Their departure from South Africa was however not...

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Dr. Fowzia Siddique meets Nelson Mandela’s confidante

Azhar Vadi Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui had the opportunity to meet one of South Africa’s greatest anti-Apartheid struggle heroes as she was hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on Thursday evening, 23 February 2012. The meeting saw approximately 30 different faith based...

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SA students poems call on action for Aafia Siddiqui

Azhar Vadi (Pic: Dr. Fowzia handing over an honoury award to Fatima Yousef  – Hamza Seedat)   The youth are the future; a cliché it may be, but the depth and truth of the saying cannot go ignored.   Young people have played the leading role in many of the world’s...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s message reaches the SA community

  Azhar Vadi The story of US imprisoned Pakistani doctor, Aafia Siddiqui, is reaching the ears and hearts of the broader South African population.   Her sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui and human rights activist, Altaf Shakoor, are currently on a tour of the country to...

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South Africans throng to Free Aafia Siddiqui programmes

Azhar Vadi “We should raise our voices against injustice. We should stand up against injustice. This is Islam,” encouraged Altaf Shakoor, the president of Pakistani human rights group Pasban, at a public meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday night.   He is...

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s cause taking South Africa by storm

  By Azhar Vadi Pics: Hamza Seedat Cii News     South Africans have been exposed to the ‘other side’ of the story regarding the US imprisoned Pakistani doctor, Aafia Siddiqui.   The MIT graduate’s sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui is currently on her first tour outside of...

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Aafia Siddiqui – Striking the Perfect Balance

  Free Aafia Siddiqui campaigns globally have lit flames of activism, outrage, and empathy. Amid all the despair there are also rays of hope and faith that have engulfed the world with many praying for the Daughter of Pakistan, the Grey Lady of Bagram.   Last night I...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s Struggle for Justice

by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed her 2003 abduction, detention, torture, false charges, prosecution, and conviction despite clear evidence she’s innocent.   Nonetheless, in September 2010, she was wrongly sentenced to 86 years in prison....

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Fowzia Siddiqui Released From Pakistani Custody

  Following the brutal arrest of Dr Fowzia Siddiqui and other Aafia Movement supporters earlier today at a rally at the US Consulate, Karachi, the majority have thankfully been released from custody. The following update was provided by a family source:   I just spoke...

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Fowzia Siddiqui Beaten and Detained in Karachi Protest

  Feb. 10, 2012, At a rally for Dr. Aafia, Pakistani security forces arrested and violently intercepted thousands of protesters wishing to stage a peaceful demonstration.   According to reports, Dr. Fauzia was beaten by security forces and sustained facial injuries....

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Fowzia Siddiqui: An Open Letter to President Zardari

February 8, 2012   Mr. Asif Ali Zardari,   President,   Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Re: Aafia’s Upcoming Appeal Process, the Role of Your Government, and Broken promises. Dear Sir, This Friday, February 10, 2012, the world will be watching as court-appointed...

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Open Letter to Ban Ki Moon, UNO Secretary General

Below is a transcript of letter delivered to the UN Secretary General February 06, 2012 Honorable Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations Organization Re: The Plight of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, A mother of three languishing in a US prison for a crime she did not...

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Appeals Hearing Set for Dr Aafia Siddiqui

On Friday, February 10th, an appeals hearing will be heard regarding Aafia Siddiqui in a federal court in downtown New York City.   We are requesting that supporters of Aafia be present at the courthouse in large numbers.   Please mark your calendars and spread the...

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Message from the Family of Aafia Siddiqui

I begin with a note of heartfelt thanks for all those who took time out of a day of relaxation (and for many, heightened expectation), to dramatize their concern for a most deserving political prisoner, and prisoner of war, by the name of Aafia Siddiqui. ALLAH blessed...

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Press Release: Mobilisation for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

December 29, 2011 PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release On Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 11 AM, concerned citizens and supporters of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will assemble for a protest rally and march outside the Carswell Airbase located in Ft. Worth, Texas. The exact...

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Update on Aafia

To Supporters and Friends: (This is Aafia’s 9th Christmas and New Year season away from her family and children) Christmas, 2011 In September, 2011 Aafia was finally allowed a family visit after almost 2-1/2 years. Then another one in early November. She was...

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An Early Christmas Gift

by Andrew Purcell Okay. I got my Christmas gift seven weeks early. A complete surprise considering it came directly from Aafia.  How did this happen? She is too dangerous for me to be allowed to visit. Certainly doesn’t have a lot of opportunity to go to the...

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MUSLIM MEN MARCH ON FMC CARSWELL

  {Ft. Worth Texas} SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011 An emergency mobilization for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, and all other female prisoners suffering abuse in a federal institution that has a long, shameful record of violating the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee against “cruel and...

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Family Visitation for Aafia in Limbo Again!

Visiting Aafia … Why does it bother the authorities so much?.. On Sept 10, the US government finally allowed Aafia to have a visit with family after almost 2-1/2 years. It had been hoped that after finally relenting to following their own rules, the BOP (Bureau...

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Aafia Allowed Visit From Family Member After 2-1/2 Years!

  Visiting Aafia A message from Aafia’s family after Aafia is allowed to visit with her brother for the first time in almost 2.5 years. Last April we were both honored and stunned when a hundred Americans gave up part of their Saturday to stand outside Carswell...

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An Eid Message from the Family of Aafia Siddiqui

(This is Aafia’s 18th Eid away from her family and children) Eid al-Fitr, 2011/1432 Today we are waiting. We have had a lot of days like this since Aafia and her children disappeared in 2003. There might be some good news.  There might be some bad news. There...

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A Tale of Three Accused Women: And justice American style

by Mauri SaalakhanThis is coming to our readers from the state of Alabama. On Friday I spoke at Masjid Qasim Bilal El-Amin in Montgomery (AL); last night I spoke at the Islamic Center in Hoover (AL), part of Greater Birmingham; tonight (insha’Allah) I will have...

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Ramadhan Without Aafia

  Justice for Aafia Coalition presents RAMADHAN WITHOUT AAFIA KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED – SHOT- IMPRISONED FOR LIFE SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST 2011 – 6PM til MAGHRIB Gladstone Park Community Centre Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, PE1 2AN   with Ilyas Townsend...

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What You Can Do for Aafia This Ramadan

  by Andrew PurcellHouston, Texas Ramadan 2011. Or 1432. Which calendar you prefer doesn’t change the beginning of Ramadan. That new moon will be sighted early next week.  My healthy Muslim friends will be spending the daylight hours refraining from food and...

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Smearing Farha Ahmed

by Sara Yasin In June, a small business lawyer and politician named Farha Ahmed was in a run-off election against Harish Jajoo for a city council seat in Sugar Land, Texas. In the final hours of the election, an anonymous mailer was sent around the town proclaiming...

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Fate of Aafia Siddiqui’s child remains unknown

  It’s been 3000 days of Afia’s abduction from Karachi with her three children, two of whom have been released but Suleman, who was six months old when she was abducted, is still missing. Her family says that their repeated tries to know something about...

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Prisoner Solidarity Protest (Independence Day)

Monday, July 4 6:00pm – 8:00pm American Embassy, LondonGrosvenor Square, W1A 1AE Organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign As the USA prepares to celebrate 235 years of independence from Britain, Britain’s independence of the USA is more questionable....

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Public Rally in Support of Victims of Torture

A PUBLIC RALLY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE Trafalgar Square, London Sunday 26 June 2011, 2-4pm   “This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable.”...

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Ramadhan Support Project for Aafia

  JFAC is launching a Ramadan Support project for our dear sister Aafia Siddiqui.   After having being abused for years, and now serving an unimaginably long sentence for a crime the entire world knows she did not commit, it might bring her hope and comfort to hear...

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Surely the real point about Aafia Siddiqui is being missed?

by Asim Qureshi Since the release of The Guantanamo Files in April 2011 by Wikileaks, there have been a number of stories written in relation to those detained at the infamous base. One of the stories that received some mainstream coverage though, was that of Aafia...

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Three Women, One Story: In Search of Justice

  by Fowzia Siddiqui With 2nd May and the focus of world politics, the past months took a back seat when I saw the story of three women flash before my eyes. The solution to these events is simple but slipping from our grips as time is ticking away. I share with you...

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“The Boys from Bagram and the Guys in Guantanamo”

by Andrew Purcell The boys from Bagram called the guys in Guantanamo and asked for a favor. Could you work the name Aafia Siddiqui into your interrogations. We can’t break her and if we don’t get something on her, the legal, diplomatic, and public...

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Fowzia Siddiqui: Drone Attacks and Dr Aafia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHuxlctNQ0o&feature=related An excellent welcome to Altaf Shakoor and Dr. Fauzia Siddiqi after returning from Peshawar at Karachi Airport. Dr. Fauzia addressed on Drone attacks and Dr. Aafia...

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Family say Aafia Siddiqui health deteriorating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMHuptRPYtk The family members of a Pakistani neuroscientist imprisoned in the US say that she has become ill and frail due to her conditions at the notorious Carswell prison. The mother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui recently talked to her...

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Reflections on the April 9 Mobilization for Aafia

by Andrew Purcell “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.” Some of you will recognize this as a quote from the The Sermon on the Mount. It seemed an appropriate start to a reflection about an event that took...

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Unite Protest on Easter for Freedom for Aafia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sco6FZSP2eY&feature=player_embedded Christian Community members in Pakistan staged a rally in Karachi on the ocassion of Easter to seek unity in securing Aafia’s release. Protest at Karachi Press Club by Pasban Minority Wing on...

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A Morning After Message

  By El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan   I wanted to communicate a note of thanks to all who supported yesterday’s initiative for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. What you did was of profound significance, and will go a long way in helping to ease some of the burden on the back...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Ilyas Townsend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40gpXn9mrtcIlyas Townsend speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Abdullah Hasan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4eiq_rjtSoAbdullah Hasan speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Abdullah Hasan graduated with an Imam Diploma and...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Massoud Shadjareh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc1yWt21dfI&feature=relatedMassoud Shadjareh speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. A veteran human rights...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Adnan Rashid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lBstUAJWeE Adnan Rashid speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Adnan Rashid is a historian who specializes in the...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Lindsey German

Stop the War were regrettably unable to attend JFAC’s Black Wednesday rally, due to an emergency meeting being scheduled at the same time, on the situation in Libya. Convenor Lindsey German sent the following statement of...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Abdul Jalil (poem)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wUU1oSsaQAbdul Jaleel Bain reciting his poem, Meet Me in Manhattan, speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Abdul Jalil (poem)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wUU1oSsaQAbdul Jaleel Bain reciting his poem, Meet Me in Manhattan, speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Sultana Parvin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXDOZhCXbX0Sultana Parvin speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Sultanah is the Deputy Women’s Media...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Sultan Sabri

Sultan Sabri speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Sultan Sabri is a Solicitor and partner at Surrey Solicitors. Sultan is a prolific speaker on...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Victoria Brittain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61EF9CeXMUgVictoria Brittain speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Journalist Victoria Brittain is co-author of...

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JFAC – Black Wednesday – Professor Bill Bowring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQN0N-9s1TA Professor Bill Bowring speaking at the JFAC rally to mark the 8th anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance, Black Wednesday, US Embassy, London, Wednesday March 30th 2011. Bill Bowring specializes in international...

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Dr. Aafia’s Appeal Dead on Arrival

New York, April 3, 2011 Last week on March 30, 2011 the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals (The court that will hear any appeal in Dr. Aafia’s case) issued a strongly worded letter to the government appointed lawyers claiming to represent Dr. Aafia. The attorneys...

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An April Fools’ Coincidence?

Coincidence or a sadistic April Fools’ prank on Dr Aafia’s mother  – 2 years in a row For the second year in a row, influential persons in Islamabad have chosen April 1 as the day to promise Dr. Aafia’s mother a phone call from Aafia.  And for...

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Statement of Support: Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent, Vice President of Pax Christi and an ardent supporter of the campaign for freedom and justice for Dr Aafia Siddiqui, was sadly unable to attend the JFAC rally, Black Wednesday. He sent this statement ahead of the event. Dear all, I am so sorry that I just...

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Statement of Support: Baroness Sarah Ludford

Baroness Sarah Ludford was invited to speak at the JFAC Rally, Black Wednesday on 30th March but was unable to join us due to a prior commitment. She sent the following statement of support. Dear friends, Thank you for coming here today to mark the 8th anniversary of...

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Statement of Support: Lindsey German

Stop the War were regrettably unable to attend JFAC’s Black Wednesday rally, due to an emergency meeting being scheduled at the same time, on the situation in Libya. Convenor Lindsey German sent the following statement of support: ‘Greetings from the Stop...

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Statement of Support: Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth was due to speak at the JFAC rally, Black Wednesday, but regrettably had to cancel. She sent this statement to offer her support for the campaign. “To all those who continue to fight for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release, I would like to add my...

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Protest for Aafia Siddiqui – Pakistan

Protest for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui… Rally in Aabpara Organized by Jamaat-E-Islami Pakistan… Other Religious & Political Parties also Participated… & A Large number of Pakistani Citizens Gathered to Give Message To America…. “We Want...

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Dr Afia Time Talk Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWPbIcPrTiY Live Talk Show – Dr Aafia Time, HAQ TV Channel, Bilawal House, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday 6th March 2011, 6.10pm with Dr Fowzia and Zubair...

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Black Wednesday: Aafia Siddiqui Day

BLACK WEDNESDAY AAFIA SIDDIQUI DAY 8th Anniversary of Aafia Siddiqui’s Disappearance WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH 2011 Procession – depart at 5.30pm from Pakistan Embassy 34-36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge Rally from 6.30pm US Embassy,...

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Fahad Ansari: Why Are We Not Running To Aafia?

Fahad AnsariJustice for Aafia Coalition”And a man came running from the farthest part of the city”In this verse of Surah Yasin, we are given a beautiful example of the qualities of the true believer, characteristics which we must adopt in our own lives today if we...

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Run for Aafia: Reading Half Marathon

On 20th March 2011, one of our dedicated volunteers will be taking part in the Reading Half-Marathon, UK, with the intention of raising money for the Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC).   The Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC) was formed in the wake of Aafia’s...

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Fowzia Siddiqui: A Tale of Two Prisoners

Aafia and Raymond by Fowzia Siddiqui On February 3, 2010, a New York court convicted Aafia. The charge against her was an ATTEMPT to kill Americans. For that she was sentenced to 86 years in prison and is being kept in total isolation. The trial was framed by Judge...

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March 2nd Marks Dr Aafia’s 39th Birthday

March 02, 2011 will mark Dr. Aafia’s 39th birthday and her 8th separated from her children.   The numbers: 39 years old. the last 8 years in various modes of detention separated from her children. 86 years to remain a political prisoner courtesy of Judge Richard...

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Important New Information on Aafia Siddiqui’s Case

  by Stephen Lendman Numerous previous articles discussed how Washington/Pakistani collusion victimized her. A brief recap explains.   In March 2003, after visiting her family in Karachi, Pakistan, government Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agents, in collaboration...

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Aafia Siddiqui: Just the Facts

  February 14, 2011, New York, NY. Early Monday morning, International Justice Network published a report regarding the highly controversial case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Representing the Siddiqui Family in the United States, IJN has spent the past 14 months researching...

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Books Behind Bars

On 3rd February 2011, as we mark the first anniversary of Aafia’s conviction, Aafia remains behind bars, severed from the world outside, prevented from any meaningful human contact, with her family and even her lawyers being denied access to her. When Aafia was...

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Imagine

by Abu Nurah Listen yo we got a sister in jail Wounded severely her appearance is frail The system’s merciless so they gave her no bail She could barely sit, but she donned her veil Demand a doctor! Bet the guard who shot her Is somewhere on vacation drunk from...

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Aafia supporters want her repatriated to Pakistan

Roshan Muhammed Salih, Press TV, London She and her three children had gone missing in Pakistan five years earlier in mysterious circumstances. Her eldest son Ahmed, then 12 years old, can also be seen crying and shielding his face, trying to evade questions from his...

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui Awareness Dinner

  Dr Ihtesham Sabri   Event held to support Dr Aafia Siddiqui today (27th January 2011) organised by Dr.Ihtesham Sabri. Sponsored by the Justice for Aafia Coalition and Surrey Solicitors.   The plight of the Pakistani neuroscientist, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, also known as...

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‘650’ Nasheed Video Trailer

Shortened video edit. To purchase full version go to www.justiceforaafia.org. Please do not download this video. All profits go towards sister Aafia’s legal defence...

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Lest We Forget

  Lest we forget Lest we forget And how would it be if I did forget?   This morning I felt your cold thin hand upon my shoulder shook. My sleep sealed eyes split like the opening of a long lost treasured book. Confronted by your ghastly, Ghazni poster look. Lest we...

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Meet Me in Manhattan in 2096

Meet me in Manhattan in 2096 We can walk in Central Park   We’ll sneak in there after dark And you can tell me how you have been Describe to me all you’ve seen You can tell me everything Because I’ve not much to tell.   Meet me in Manhattan in 2096 I will show you the...

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Aafia Siddiqui – Memories of MIT to Carswell Prison

Hena Zubeiri I prayed two rakah salah before writing this – I wrote it after her sentencing but honestly have not had the guts to publish it. I have been scared by friends and relatives – paranoid in these times of guilt by association – ‘Don’t write they will come...

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Salim Akbar: Khutbah on Aafia Siddiqui

by Salim Akbar The following are notes that Salim Akbar made for a khutbah (Friday sermon) he delivered on Friday 26th March 2010, to highlight the plight of Aafia Siddiqui and encourage the congregation to attend two events in her support that weekend – the...

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Babar Ahmad: My Dear Friend, Salim Akbar

  by Babar Ahmad 21st December 2010 I first met Salim Akbar in 1993, before he started at university. My earliest memories of him are of a small, slim man with a wispy thin beard on a smiling face, with bright, shining eyes.  I cannot remember his face without a...

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Why Have Muslims Who Knew Aafia Been So Silent?

El-Hajj Mauri’ SaalakhanPeace Thru Justice Foundation Fear in the hearts and minds of Muslim men and women in the Boston area for this Firunic system has kept their voices and better angels in check. True faith, which embraces a belief in the divine Qadr of ALLAH...

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In Memory of Salim Akbar

  It is with the utmost sadness that JFAC announces the tragic passing of our brother Salim Akbar, a member of the management committee of Battersea Islamic Cultural and Education Centre and a tireless activist for many causes including that of the Muslim prisoners...

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My Memories of Aafia in Boston

by Bashir Hanif I remember the first time that I met her. It was at a mosque in one of Boston’s most affluent suburbs. The year was 1993. Muslims all over the US just like Muslims throughout the world had been shocked by the images of the horrors that were being...

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WikiLeaks Reveals Diplomatic Cables on Aafia Siddiqui

by Stephen Lendman On September 23 in federal court, she was sentenced to 86 years in prison, though committed no crime. It’s a gross miscarriage of justice, compounding what’s she’s already endured, following her March 30, 2003 abduction,...

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Rules…

By Andrew Purcell “Our normal rules don’t seem to apply to your sister” After driving from Houston this is what the guard told Muhammad as we sat outside the Carswell prison facility in Fort Worth, Texas.   Muhammad just laughed. The guard had no...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Concerned Sister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDC5h6Js3aAAs the rally drew to a close a concerned sister in the audience requested to speak on the mic. She addressed the rally, from the heart…JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Rally to Repatriate Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan Embassy,...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Poet Razette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZROk3AY7yk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVDHNIjbwo Poet Razette is a poet, activist, and a lyricist, who has been writing poetry from a young age and has recently found his niche in political poetry. Poet Razette has performed at...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Naeem Butt

Activist Naeem Butt took the mic. Naeem has been an early supporter of JFAC’s work. He administers two Facebook groups for Aafia Siddiqui – Wake Up Pakistan! Help Free Aafia Siddiqui and Justice and Freedom for Aafia Siddiqui. JFAC Bring Aafia Home –...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Ilyas Townsend

Ilyas Townsend, Justice for Aafia Coalition JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Rally to Repatriate Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan Embassy, London, Sunday 14th November 2010 Ilyas Towsend is a spokesman for the Justice for Aafia Coalition. Ilyas heads the da’wah committee...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Adnan Rashid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeaAO4isGnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FydiUa44bU Adnan Rashid is a historian who specializes in the history of Islamic Civilization. He is presently serving as a Khateeb for Al-Ansaar Masjid, South Harrow as well as a senior...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington is a freelance journalist and author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison. Having spent several years looking at the undercurrents of post-war British social history, Andy turned his attention to...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Jamal Harwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FUkO3kNgyMJFAC Bring Aafia Home – Rally to Repatriate Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan Embassy, London, Sunday 14th November 2010Jamal Harwood embraced Islam 24 years ago. He is an active Da’ee and a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir...

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JFAC Bring Aafia Home – Chris Nineham

Chris Nineham, National organiser and founder member of the Stop the War CoalitionJFAC Bring Aafia Home – Rally to Repatriate Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan Embassy, London, Sunday 14th November...

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Statement of Support: Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

Representatives from the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers were invited to speak at the JFAC rally, Bring Aafia Home, outside the Pakistan embassy on November 14th but were regrettably unable to attend. They sent this statement of support. “Aafia Siddiqui is...

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MIT Colleague Speaks of Aafia

by Usman Saleem Aafia was not one to brainwashed, and was certainly not an irate, blind extremist. I remember Aafia as a fellow MIT student – and then an alumna – who was intellectually diligent, conscientious in her conduct, and considerate of others. A single...

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Kidnapping Attempt Made on Children of Aafia Siddiqui

PRESS RELEASE November 13, 2010, New York, NY –  At approximately 4:00 PM local time today, armed gunmen broke into the home of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s family in Karachi, Pakistan.  The incident was apparently a failed  attempt to kidnap Dr. Siddiqui’s...

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Bring a Smile to Aafia’s Face for the Cost of a Stamp

  Aafia was recently moved to FMC CARSWELL to start her 86 year sentence, a facility dubbed a ‘hospital of horrors’. Subsequently the books and notes that she had in her possession at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in New York have been taken from her....

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86 Years

by Poet Razzete 86 years of more torture 86 years of more pain 86 years of more hardship 86 years of more rain. Remember for 86 years Poet Razzete will always rep your name   You call yourself a man when you deny a woman freedom of speech, You call yourself a man when...

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Don’t Call Me Brother

Abu HussainJFAC   Don’t call me brother. Here I stand. You won’t even take this leaflet from my hand. You walk right past me like I’m not even there Like you don’t see me Like you don’t care Like your mind is somewhere else away from here. Well you know what mister?...

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Caged Blue Budgies and the Aafia I Know

  by Ayesha Kazmi “While the world continues to speculate what Aafia baji has been up to in all those years that she went missing, I will continue to keep alive my memories of me and her chasing those blue budgies around in circles and laughing together. Just...

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Carswell: Hospital of Horrors

Time in Carswell’s prison medical facility can be a death sentence for women prisoners. By BETTY BRINK This is the prison at Carswell. …We got an inmate who is not breathing. She’s turning blue.” The 911 tape was scratchy, but the words were clear. “Are they...

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Aafiat Se Mahroom Qawm

A Nation Deprived of ‘Aafiya (Well-being) Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s trials are a reflection of the state of the Muslim Ummah in general and the Pakistani nation in particular. Muhammad Bin Maalik gives an account of the tragedy. Click the link below to download...

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Sheikh Abu Adnan: Aafia Siddiqui

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JFAC Eid Without Aafia – Ilyas Townsend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCUJoM7kuGw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpNAOaUQ20M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5cDMQNj698 JFAC presents Eid Without Aafia, Salaam Centre, East London, Saturday 18th September 2010Ilyas Townsend, JFAC – Who is Aafia...

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JFAC Eid Without Aafia – Adnan Rashid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vOsBYVGOuo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etlQsHD6vaQ JFAC presents Eid Without Aafia, Salaam Centre, East London, Saturday 18th September 2010Adnan Rashid – Being steadfast upon...

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JFAC Eid Without Aafia – Hamza Tzortzis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwO669ziqgk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HleyLkk6XdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u74muqxiiLU JFAC presents Eid Without Aafia, Salaam Centre, East London, Saturday 18th September 2010Hamza Tzortzis, iERA and Hittin Institute –...

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From Tarek Mehanna For Aafia Siddiqui

  Tarek Mehanna is a 27 year old American-born Muslim Egyptian. Highly educated, he holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is a devout, tolerant Muslim who is not only respected in the local Islamic and interfaith communities, but...

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JFAC Eid Without Aafia – Ustadh Abdullah Hasan

JFAC presents Eid Without Aafia, Salaam Centre, East London, Saturday 18th September 2010Ustadh Abdullah Hasan, Islamic Forum Europe – The Obligation of Enjoining Good and Forbidding the Evil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGE5Qa3akw4...

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Songs For Aafia – Order Now!

Anasheed about Aafia Siddiqui, specially commissioned and produced by JFAC.   Track One: ‘650’ Featuring Muslim Belal, Masikah, Kazi Abdur-Rahman and Spitz (Yaqub Abdusalam) Production: Jamaal RichardsCreative Consultant: Abdullah Rolle Track Two: ‘O...

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JFAC Rally – Aafia: The Last Stand – Liz Davies

Liz Davies speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand”, 15th August 2010. Liz started her professional life as a solicitor at TV Edwards, working in Tower Hamlets and Hackney. She developed a...

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Songs for Aafia – Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-3lE3AZIWo Anasheed about Aafia, specially commissioned and produced by JFAC. ‘650’ by Muslim Belal, Masikah and Spitz (Yaqub Abdusalam) and in Arabic, ‘O Lord Have Mercy on Aafia’ by former Guantanamo detainee...

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Thirty Pieces of Silver and a Place to Hide

  by Andrew Purcell As an Eid gift I wrote a few words of comfort for the sister and brother of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.   Nearing the sentencing date they were tired and exhausted and wondering if anything they and their supporters had done had helped Aafia at all. I...

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Politicians react to Aafia Siddiqui’s sentence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSkIMibT9VQ&feature=player_embedded The Foreign Office said on Friday it was “disappointed and saddened” by a US court’s decision to sentence Dr Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in jail, and would work to bring her...

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Aafia Siddiqui: The Latest Symbol of American Injustices

Disu KamorDirector of Media and CommunicationsMuslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC, Nigeria On the same day that President Obama stood in front of the world to deliver a beautiful speech about the importance of human rights, justice and democracy to America, and only a...

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The Final Hour – Account of JFAC Eve of Sentencing Vigil

by Abdul Jaleel Bain Justice for Aafia Coalition Wednesday 22nd September – Eve of Sentencing The EDL I arrived at the US embassy at 18:30 on Wednesday 22nd September for the start of our JFAC eve of sentencing vigil. Shortly after this the first people began to...

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Barbaric: 86-Year Sentence for Aafia Siddiqui

by Andy Worthington To be honest, I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who was rendered to the US to face a trial after she reportedly tried — and failed — to shoot two US soldiers in Ghazni,...

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Fauzia Siddiqui speaks after Dr Aafia’s sentence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnhJBL5zIqM&feature=player_embedded Fauzia Siddiqui, Aafia Siddiqui’s sister, speaking to the media about the sentencing of her sister to 86 years of imprisonment and being charged on seven counts by the federal court in...

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AAFIA SIDDIQUI: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

  Justice for Aafia Coalition Today, as most of us are aware, Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in prison, having already spent seven and a half years detained and abused in US custody. We have all felt a surge of emotions – we united in our outrage and anger,...

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JFAC Rally – Aafia: The Last Stand – Omar Deghayes

Omar Deghayes speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand”, 15th August 2010. Omar Deghayes (born November 28, 1969) is a Libyan citizen with residency status in the United Kingdom, who was...

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Mohammed Siddiqui: Fact vs Fiction

Mohammad Siddiqui speaks of his sister Aafia’s trial Transcribed by Connie Nash from the Muslim Justice Initiative webinar audio, Fact vs FictionNoMoreCrusades.Blogspot.com Assalamu alaikum I want to thank everyone who’s listening in and who is watching on...

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JFAC Statement on Sentencing of Aafia Siddiqui

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE23 September 2010 On the afternoon of 23rd September 2010 Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years on five charges by Judge Berman in a Manhattan courtroom. The Justice for Aafia Coalition released the...

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Poem: Oh My Sister Aafia Siddiqui

Dr. M.K.Sherwani   The  anguish and pain on your face, Have wreaked  a havoc in my heart ; My soul is now  seething with  rage, As  surging  waves erode the shores. Curse be on me, but  more on those, Who are called as   Kings and Heads; Whom you may call as your...

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JFAC Leicester – The Last Stand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZdhtDdXnY8 JFAC Leicester’s protest, Aafia: The Last Stand, September 12th 2010. They were joined and addressed by Abdul Jaleel Bain from JFAC London....

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JFAC Rally – Aafia: The Last Stand – Sultan Sabri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRU1WElNFvgSultan Sabri from the Croydon Muslim Association speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand”, 15th August 2010.Sultan Sabri is a solicitor and partner...

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JFAC Rally – Aafia: The Last Stand – Ken O’Keefe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9bok9Vcqk Ken O’Keefe speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand”, 15th August 2010. Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe (born Kenneth Roy Nichols July 21, 1969)...

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JFAC Rally – Aafia: The Last Stand – Walter Wolfgang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQIB8geH8o Walter Wolfgang speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand”, 15th August 2010. Walter James Wolfgang (born June 1923) is a German-born British socialist...

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Why Dr. Aafia’s Campaign is Cause for Celebration

Andrew Purcell “I know very well how everything I do for Aafia keeps backfiring. It is just so frustrating. I am just hurt and overwhelmed, shocked at the situation here.” – Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui From her place in the...

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Screaming For Peace

Dedicated to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.   You scream for peace but does anyone hear, your cries are loud and clear, while you constantly live in fear, if only we could feel your pain, while your cries of rape brings more rain.   We fight for your rights while you fight for...

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The Final Hour – Waiting With Aafia

Justice for Aafia Coalition presents THE FINAL HOUR Waiting With Aafia….24 HOUR VIGIL ON EVE OF AAFIA SIDDIQUI’S SENTENCING Wednesday 22nd September 7pm to Thursday 23rd September 7pm US Embassy Grovesnor Square, LondonNearest Tube: Marble Arch Dr Aafia...

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Eid Without Aafia

  Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC) presents EID WITHOUT AAFIA Saturday 18th September 2010 2pm-7.30pm Salaam Centre   313-319 Katherine Road Forest Gate E7 8PJ As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in the comfort of their homes and amidst the company of...

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Maryam’s First Fast

  Dr. Aafia’s daughter Maryam will celebrate her first Ramadan Fast this week-end (August 28-29) Maryam, who went missing in March 2003 along with her mother and two brothers, was mysteriously dropped off near her grandmother’s house after being held in...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s Son Accuses US of Kidnap and Murder

New details have emerged about the alleged kidnap and torture of a Pakistani family by American and Pakistani intelligence agents. A British journalist has uncovered testimony by the son of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who’s been convicted of attempting to kill an...

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A Ramadan Wish in Memory of Aafia

by Fauzia Siddiqui   Give me  light in my eyes Give me light in my eyes Keep me shining like the first morning   Give me love in my heart Give me love in my heart Keep me humming like the first bird   Give me fuel in my bones Give me fuel in my bones Keep me running...

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A Tribute to Faraj Hassan Alsaadi

A tribute to Faraj Hassan Alsaadi, tragically killed in a road accident on Monday 16th August, the morning after speaking at the JFAC rally outside the US embassy...

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Statement of Support From Gareth Peirce

  Renowned human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce was invited to speak at the JFAC rally, Aafia – The Last Stand, outside the US embassy London on August 15th. Regrettably she was unable to attend but sent this statement of support. Sometimes it is said that being in...

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Statement of Support From Lord Nazir Ahmed

British peer Nazir Ahmed was invited to speak at the JFAC rally outside the US Embassy on August 15th. Regrettably he was unable to attend but sent this statement of support: I am sorry I could not join you today. I do not believe that there is any evidence to convict...

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Join the Campaign for Aafia’s Missing Son

JFAC launched a campaign for the recovery of Suleman Fatih Muhammad, the missing son of Aafia Siddiqui, at Sunday’s rally outside the US embassy, London. If you can help distribute copies of this flyer email info@justiceforaafia.org with your name, address and...

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Aafia:The Last Stand – Faraj Hassan AlSaadi

A powerful speech delivered by our beloved brother Faraj Hassan the night before he left this world, only 12 hours before his death, speaking outside the US embassy at the Justice For Aafia Coalition rally, “Aafia – the Last Stand'”, 15th August...

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In Memory of Faraj Hassan Alsaadi

The eyes shed tears, the heart grieves, but we do not say except that which pleases our Lord It is with the utmost sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that former detainee Faraj Hassan Alsaadi died in a tragic motorcycle accident on August 16th at 9am. Inna...

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In Memory of Faraj Hassan Alsaadi

The eyes shed tears, the heart grieves, but we do not say except that which pleases our Lord It is with the utmost sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that former detainee Faraj Hassan Alsaadi died in a tragic motorcycle accident on August 16th at 9am. Inna...

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Ramadan: The Month of Fasting Or Is It More Than That?

      Why you should attend our rally outside the US embassy this Ramadhan Justice for Aafia Coalition   Ramadan is almost upon us. Our beloved has returned, this most blessed month – typically a time of fasting, family gatherings, eating rich foods and meeting...

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Sleeping Ummah

By Mahfuja Ahmed Injustice … oppression … suffering … burdened! These strings of words seem to have permanently been sewn on to the Muslim lands. Whichever direction we turn, the media is reporting the death tolls in Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan...

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Sentencing for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Changed Again!

The sentencing date for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui – the brutally oppressed Muslim political prisoner being held in maximum security confinement in New York City – has been changed again…this time to September 23, 2010. (Aafia has had four sentencing dates since...

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Dr Aafia Sentencing Date Changed Again – September 23rd

On July 29th 2010, Judge Berman changed the date for Dr Aafia’s sentencing yet again, from August 16th to September 23rd.   The hearing will be held in Judge Berman’s court at 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York at 9am. Initially the sentencing had...

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Defenders of the nation, where are you?

The poem highlights the plight of a Muslim woman held in foreign captivity, and attempts to awaken the conscience of a nation with a proud history of defending the honor and rights of its daughters. It also deplores the nationalism prevalent among Pakistanis which...

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THREATENED WITH ARREST AT ISNA CONVENTION

Why?… Dr. Aafia Siddiqui      The Islamic Society of North America holding its annual convention in Greater Chicago this July 4th weekend. ISNA’s national convention is said to be the largest gathering of Muslims in America each year. It is for this...

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Justice for Aafia

  By Peter Robson The Canterbury Bankstown Peace Group, with the Justice for Aafia Coalition, is calling for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani doctor was found guilty on February 3 of shooting US soldiers in July 2008, while in Afghan police custody....

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AAFIA – THE LAST STAND

  Her Sentencing… Your Judgement Day Sunday August 15th 2010 Rally From 5pm Followed by IFTAR & TARAWEEH PRAYER US Embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ Nearest Station: Marble Arch On August 16th 2010, Aafia Siddiqui was due to be sentenced in the US...

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Sign the Petition – Free Dr. Aafia

We believe in peace, justice and fairness. In a democratic society torture and injustice cannot prevail. The case of Dr.Aafia Siddiqui is a stark reminder to us all that unless we adhere to our values we are in danger of putting our future generations and ourselves at...

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An Open Letter to ICNA & MAS – Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

  This comes in regard to your upcoming convention scheduled for this coming weekend in Hartford, Connecticut, insha’Allah. The convention theme – Save The Family: Save Society – is of particular relevance to the purpose behind this open letter. THE PEACE THRU...

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The Case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui – Sh Abu Sulayman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OODqcLrtRaI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVC_ZYs4sZo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaOG7ZYT1d0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWWBO0foug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPU4k1_K7GM University of Western Sydney – Justice for...

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Seven Days For Seven Years Vigil – Faisal Hanjra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKhCXqchp14 Faisal Hanjra is the President of FOSIS. Established in 1962, FOSIS stands for the Federation of Student Islamic Societies, a body that caters for the needs of Muslim students in further and higher education across the UK and...

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A Letter from Ismat Siddiqui to Mrs. Obama

  “Congratulations on becoming the first lady of the United States of America, and best wishes for a very Happy Mother’s day 2010. Mrs. Obama, I too am a mother with two beautiful and talented daughters. I too believe in those values that America stands for, but...

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The Ghost of Bagram – Moazzam Begg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ0ZG_ZwSw0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yIT-6T4bJQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFYI5YNBAw Former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg speaks in this message recorded exclusively for JFAC’s event, The Ghost of Bagram, Toronto,...

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Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil – Uthman Lateef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOper7D8YXU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOOExA5twlU Uthman Lateef is the Director of the Hittin Insitute, a research-based initiative that seeks to present Islam, Islamic history and heritage and shed indispensable light on the...

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Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil – Rabia Zia, PTI UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7aBaNdAwvg Rabia Zia is the UK Co-ordinator for Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf. Tehreek e Insaaf was the first political party to help unravel the mystery of Prisoner 650 with British journalist Yvonne Ridley and arranged the first press...

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Seven Days for Seven Years: Jamal Harwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPNFb8B-5tc Jamal Harwood embraced Islam 24 years ago. He is an active Da’ee and a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s Executive committee. He has spoken at numerous conferences globally and throughout the UK on Islamic economic,...

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Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil: Bruce Kent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v54deXUbgck Bruce Kent is the Vice President of Pax Christi the Catholic peace and human rights movement. Active in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), he was the organisation’s General Secretary from 1980 to 1985, and its...

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Statement of Support – Caroline Lucas MEP

  Caroline Lucas MEP is the leader of the Green Party and a parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion 2010. She was first elected to the European Parliament as one of the Green Party’s first MEPs in June 1999 to represent the South East of England region,...

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Statement of Support – Gareth Peirce

Gareth Peirce was regretfully unable to attend the JFAC Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil on Wednesday 5th May. She sent this statement of support to the Justice for Aafia Coalition, which was read out during the vigil. One of the UK’s most high profile lawyers...

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JFAC Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil – Faraj Hassan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGbu5xGRRuQ   Faraj Hassan came to the UK in 2002, fleeing persecution in Libya. He was arrested shortly thereafter and spent 15 months detained without trial before being served with an Italian extradition warrant. Although the...

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Islamabad 7 Day Vigil: Day 4 – March on Blue Area Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGi3y5vrECg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XevsfMCwic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7WwENhwdnA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEDfAU2JC5c Protesters march on Blue Area road. Defence of Human Rights, Pakistan. The marchers sit at a...

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Islamabad 7 Day Vigil – Day 3: Fowzia Siddiqui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbTTRr1sV2c Dr. Fouzia Siddiqui coming specially from Karachi for the event. Defence of Human Rights, Pakistan. This demonstration is to show solidarity and that is why I have come from Karachi. It suits Afia very well… Seven days...

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Updates from the JFAC Vigil: Seven Days for Seven Years

    “A common theme from the attendees has been, ‘when do we do this again?’ People are genuinely inspired by JFAC. In a way, it feels like a people’s movement. We love our sister and want her back.”             Daily Updates from the JFAC Seven Days for...

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Islamabad May Vigil Day 1 – Amina Masood Janjua

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd7syU6M1Zs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi53ISyRcVU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1KXMa73dYk Mrs. Amina Janjua (Chairperson DHR), addressing the protesters, followed by slogans and a du’a. 7 Days VIGILDAY 1 (May, 01, 2010)...

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Justice for Aafia – SOAS Event

JFAC and Rally Pakistan event at SOAS, March 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ShErWt4wo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f90aFTRrtNU&feature=related Presentation on the case of Aafia Siddiqui by Ousman Noor, Founder of Rally Pakistan. Aafia Siddiqui was...

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Afia Siddiqui & Missing People of Pakistan

The Pakistani Youth Talk Show is hosted by www.ayantv.com Host Ali Malik with a panel of youngsters discusses various issues related to Pakistan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MYpXqvAwX4&feature=related...

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Daughter of the Nation

Kept in confinement lies there A weird woman woebegone Her eyes darkened with years of crying Her face is like a deadly pale She has been separated from her children Long ago since seven years The seven years seem an endless time. The time spent like living in a hell...

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A Poem For Aafia

After attending the wronderful event yesterday (JFAC Birmingham – Her Call for Justice) I wrote this. I hope you enjoy reading it and remember Aafia in your duas. Aafia Siddiqui Our sister, our mother, Aafia Siddiqui We ask Alllah to release her shortly Our...

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Dr. Aafia Sentencing Hearing Adjourned – Aug 16th

Dr. Aafia Sentencing Hearing Adjourned until August 16, 2010. On April 15, 2010, Judge Berman set the new time for Dr Aafia’s sentencing from May 6th to July 21st.  In May 2010 it was postponed further to August 16th 2010 The Hearing will be held in Judge...

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Madeleine and Maryam: A Tale of Two Toddlers

Fahad AnsariJustice for Aafia Coalition On 3 May 2007, just days before her 4th birthday, British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday with her parents and twin siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal. On 28 March 2003, another four year old girl,...

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JFAC Trailer – Seven Days for Seven Years

A trailer for the JFAC Seven Days for Seven Years Vigil – 1st-7th May 2010, outside the US embassy London, to mark seven years of Aafia Siddiqui’s detention in the run up to her sentencing. Aafia will be sentenced on May 6th and faces a maximum sentence of...

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As Maryam Comes Home, Aafia is Missed…

A poem by Aafia’s sister, Dr Fauzia Siddiqui AAFIA, YOU ARE MISSED by Dr Fauzia Siddiqui Aafia My dear, Today Aafia you are missedWhile the Nation celebrates, Aafia you are missedAs friends and family rejoice,Your little daughter, I embraceAafia, You are missed...

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Malik: DNA Proves Girl as Aafia’s Daughter

JFAC have confirmed with Dr Aafia’s family today’s report that Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik revealed that the DNA test proved that the child found outside the residence of Dr Fowzia Siddiqui is the daughter of Dr Aafia and that her DNA...

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FAC London Solidarity Rally – Rabia Zia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMwo0wC2Ch4JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the Pakistani Embassy. Rabia Zia is the UK...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Promo Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWvJT1IK9BI JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance.

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Massoud Shadjareh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAFueBnp8VY JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the US Embassy. Massoud Shadjareh Chair of the...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Imam Shakeel Begg

JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the US Embassy. Imam Shakeel Begg A graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, he served...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Louise Christian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3GgqO5hcpA JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the US Embassy. Louise Christian partner and...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Sheikh Suliman Gani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKf_BvqYcZ0 JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the US Embassy. Shaykh Suliman Gani currently...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Asim Qureshi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yahDkg45KMM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RiN6X4stL0 JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Asim Qureshi is...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally – Victoria Brittain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2jzOeAtyLE JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the US Embassy. Victoria Brittain journalist,...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Sultanah Parvin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5SjsZJ_ipc JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the Pakistani Embassy. Sultanah Parvin is the...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Omar Deghayes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si0atl8Pcds JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the Pakistani Embassy. Omar Deghayes former...

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JFAC London Solidarity Rally: Fahad Ansari

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YWCj3AMNIc JFAC London Solidarity Rally Sunday March 28th 2010 – Aafia Siddiqui Day; an international day of protest to mark the seventh anniversary of her disappearance. Outside the Pakistani Embassy. Fahad Ansari is a spokesman...

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Imran Khan on the Claims Made by Aafia’s Uncle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJArt8MkJg Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf’s Chair, Imran Khan speaks to Yvonne Ridley, on Rattansi and Ridley, broadcast on Press TV on 3rd April, about the claims made by Aafia Siddiqui’s uncle.

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Fact vs Fiction Webinar Audios

Mohammad Siddiqui(Dr. Aafia’s Older Brother)Tina Foster (Aafia’s lawyer, Executive Director of International Justice Network) Fawzia Siddiqui (Dr. Aafia’s Sister) Yvonne Ridley (Award-Winning Journalist) SOURCE: Muslim Justice...

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Teenage Girl is Not Aafia’s Daughter

KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui has confirmed that the teenage girl, brought by unidentified men to her home, is not Mariam, the missing 11-year-old daughter of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani national scientist detained in US prison, ARY NEWS reported.   SOURCE: ARY  ...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s Daughter May Have Been Released

A 12 year old girl has been brought to the home of Aafia Siddiqui’s sister in Karachi, Pakistan, who may be the missing daughter of Aafia Siddiqui, Maryam. JFAC cannot verify at this stage if the girl is indeed Aafia’s daughter but we are circulating this...

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Binyam Mohamed: Prisoner 650 is Dr Aafia Siddiqui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGHWcPRBQr8&feature=related A former Guantanamo Bay captive, now living in London could prove that a woman had been held in secret detention by US authorities. Binyam Mohamed says in an exclusive interview with Press TV, that he saw...

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O My Sister Aafia Siddiqui!

Dr. M.K. SherwaniChairman, All India Muslim Forum The  anguish and pain on your face, Have wreaked havoc in my heart; My soul is now  seething with  rage, As surging waves erode the shores. Curse be on me, but more on those, Who are called as Kings and Heads; Whom you...

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Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity – by Stephen Lendman On February 3, 2010, after a sham trial, the Department of Justice announced Siddiqui’s conviction for “attempting to murder US nationals in Afghanistan and six additional...

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Aafia – 650

by Umm YaseenJustice for Aafia Coalition The key to our hearts like the dangling lock to her cell that hangs around all our necks. Her number rings true to our ears like the bomb she was accused of masterminding, blowing up the Empire State building, purely fiction; a...

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Justice for Aafia Coalition Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjNBVCcrVEo Visit us at http://JusticeforAafia.org! News, articles, action alerts, and more. Her court date is coming up May 6th, 2010. We demand that justice be served when the final verdict is...

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Paint It Purple! Join the Online Protest

As part of an online protest, change your profile picture on social networking sites such as Facebook, to the JFAC logo in solidarity with Aafia, particularly on the anniversary of her abduction (March 28th) and in the run up to her sentencing (May 6th). Print and...

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Wear a Purple Ribbon in Solidarity with Aafia

Wear a purple awareness ribbon in solidarity with Aafia Siddiqui. You can obtain ribbons from JFAC or purchase your own using the following links. Or you are welcome to make your own! UK Charity Supplies Ribbons and Bows Please note production and delivery will take 2...

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Open Letter: Supporting Aafia Siddiqui

by Sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad Friday, 19 March 2010 www.justiceforaafia.org It is well known that the War on Terror waged by the United States and its allies led to aggression and injustice against countries, organizations, groups and individuals. Perhaps the worst...

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Statement from Yvonne Ridley – Pakistan Visit

I have come here today to speak to the government’s opposition parties in Pakistan – and the only opposition i see is the vibrant, challenging and independent media of this great country. With the exception of Imran Khan, Tehreek e Insaf, Jamaat Islami and a few...

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Emergency Mobilization for Dr Aafia Siddiqui

AN EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION FOR DR. AAFIA SIDDIQUI HAS BEEN CALLED FOR MARCH 20 IN WASHINGTON, DC – in concert with the nationwide anti-war mobilization led by the ANSWER Coalition – for reasons stated below. Aafia’s “Privileges” Suspended...

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AAFIA SIDDIQUI DAY

MARCH 28th – AAFIA SIDDIQUI DAY Sunday 28 March 2010 is the 7th anniversary of the kidnapping of Aafia Siddiqui and her children. To commemorate this, the Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC) has been formed – an umbrella organisation, currently spanning...

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Freeing Dr. Aafia, A Matter of Honour

Gordon Duff Salem-News.com The Service and Sacrifice of All American War Veterans is at stake. Dr. Affia Siddiqui has been held in the Bagram Air Base prison, notoriously associated with severe mistreatment of prisoners, for years. (BAGRAM, Afghanistan) –...

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Imran Khan and Yvonne Ridley – Dunya Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYk53yvqXeE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyQySlR-l8I&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYgVYlT_FAE&feature=related Imran Khan of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf and British journalist Yvonne Ridley speak about...

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The Abduction & Torture of Aafia Siddiqui & Her Children

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-e8cTV_BY   In March 2003, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her children were abducted in Karachi, Pakistan. Of her children: Ahmad, who was 6 at the time, Maryum who was 4 and Suleman, who was only 6 months old, ONLY Ahmad is accounted for....

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Sparks In The Blackness

By Maryam Sakeenah Countercurrents.org The verdict against Aafia Siddiqui has brought to the fore many unanswered questions and several analysts even from within the United States have raised eyebrows over the inadequacy of the evidence provided. For one, there exists...

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Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Injustice

by Stephen Lendman On February 3, a Department of Justice press release headlined “Aafia Siddiqui Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court of Attempting to Murder US Nationals in Afghanistan and Six Additional Charges.” At her scheduled May 6 sentencing, she “faces a...

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Mysteries in Siddiqui’s ‘armed assault’ case

  Russia Today. Many of Aafia Siddiquis supporters are saying that she was framed and that the servicemen who saw the act, all had different vantage points, some didnt even see anything. Petra Bartosiewicz joins Kristine Frazao, she is a writer for The Nation living...

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Russia Today: Was Aafia Siddiqui wrongfully accused?

  Russia Today. Activists and protestors are demanding justice from Aafia Siddiqui, they claim she was wrongfully accused and the victim of a grave injustice. Activists say Dr. Siddiqui was kidnapped and forcibly taken two years ago in 2008. Prosecutors were unable to...

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Aafia Siddiqui’s “Missing Years”

Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani scientist found guilty of attempting to kill American servicemen by a US court, “disappeared” from Karachi in March 2003. Her family says she was held at the US military’s Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. But her first...

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Trial-1st Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0fkdABSP3c As the trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui begins in New York a growing number of anti-war activists arrive to show their support. Day 1 of the trial began with opening remarks from the prosecution and...

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s Lawyer After Pre-Trial

  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher La Vigne categorically told District Judge Richard Berman in New York Monday that a Pakistani woman accused of assaulting FBI agents is not being accused of terrorism, or having any ties with terrorist...

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The Powerful Testimony of Dr Aafia Siddiqui

As captured by El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan Aafia Siddiqui – a daughter, a sister, a mother of three, committed Muslim, social scientist, hafiz of Qur’an – needed to be heard. For years she had suffered in virtual silence…aching to be heard, to be understood, to have...

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Najeeb Ahmed’s Last Public Statements

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWypWpZxa0o This is the last public statements of Najeeb Ahmed, one of Pakistan’s eminent investigative journalists. In the video he says he had proof of Aafia’s abduction and handover. Unfortunately he died a day after...

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Dr Aamir Liaquat with Aafia’s Family

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTwrL6K9Tw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH3Q8u7BeiA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUQhtgDth8g Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain takes an exclusive interview of Afia’s mother and sister. They disclose the heinous circumstances which...

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Governor of Ghazni with Pictures of Aafia Siddiqui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhseSkNX68 During filming for the television documentary ‘In Search of Prisoner 650′ journalist Yvonne Ridley spoke to the Governor of Ghazni province in Afghanistan. In this clip he clearly states that the now infamous...

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Bagram Escapee’s Testimony: Prisoner 650 in Bagram

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2ydWnor74&feature=related Abu Yahya Al Libi, who escaped from the US detention centre in Bagram in July 2005, describes a female Pakistani prisoner held amongst the male population for two years. She was later identified as Aafia...

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Dr. Afia Siddiqui Case Report By Rabiah Baig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbAIZbq8Hxk Dr. Afia Siddiqui Case Report By Rabiah Baig for GEO NEWS 2008. Dr. Afia Siddiqui who had vanished from Karachi over five years ago in March 2003 along with her children. Her kidnapping has since then been denied by both...

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Initial Questioning of Aafia Siddiqui in Afghanistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23yT7soyV48 July 18th 2008Ghazni, Afghanistan The video shows the media conference following the ‘arrest’ of a woman and a teenager identified by Afghan police as Saliha and Ali Ihsan. The US allege that this is Aafia...

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