PRESS RELEASES

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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