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UPDATES: The Tragic Case of Aafia Siddiqui

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The post, below, is from October 2008. To see our most recent post on Aafia Siddiqui, published 1/19/2010, see:  The New American Justice: Aafia Siddiqui’s Trial by Water

NOTE: SEE UPDATED LINKS FROM 11/19/08 and 11/27/08 AT BOTTOM OF POST

Interestingly, but to no surprise, you will find no recent information/updates in the U.S. media regarding this case. This is particularly unfortunate, because there appears to be some misunderstanding, which is too complicated to go into, but which is surely compounding the heartache of this situation. I wish I could reassure Aafia Siddiqui’s family that Carwell Prison in Texas is no Bagram. At the same time, I certainly understand their fears. Below, please find links to recent news stories, as well as the (3) links to my previous posts on Aafia Siddiqui.

My apologies for not updating the developments in Aafia Siddiqui’s case before today. I have been channeling every ounce of my time and energy into the fighting the lies and propaganda in the U.S. presidential election in the hope that our next presidency will not usher in hundreds more of victims like Aafia Siddiqui.

canarypapers: What did the Bush Administration do with Aafia Siddiqui and her three children?

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canarypapers: The Tragic Case of Aafia Siddiqui: What each of us can do to help

DAWN : NEW YORK, Oct 8: Four Pakistani senators on Tuesday met Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist being held at a medical facility in Carswell, Texas, for medical evaluation, on orders from a US court judge.

DailyTimes: PAKISTAN, Oct. 9: Aafia in better health but vague about missing years — Aafia tells Pakistani senators charges against her baseless, has no confidence in her lawyers, US court; Claims she was tortured, made to sign documents, being forced to admit things

Daily Times: KARACHI, Oct. 7: Bring my sister back immediately — Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of the imprisoned Dr Aafia Siddiqui, has alleged that despite court orders being issued, the United States government has not made arrangements for Dr Aafia’s treatment and Dr Fauzia expressed grave concern over her sister’s deteriorating health. Dr Fauzia was addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Secretary General Iqbal Haider was also present and he too demanded the immediate return of Dr Aafia. Dr Fauzia thanked the Pakistani government for its support but urged the government to ensure her immediate return so that she can receive medical treatment.

The Nation: KARACHI, October 6: Sister rejects psychiatric evaluation orders of Aafia — Dr Fouzia Siddiqui, sister of detained Dr Aafia Siddiqui, has thanked government of Pakistan for all its cooperation through resolutions and statements in support of her illegally incarcerated sister in United States. She said that the best treatment that her sister should get was to be repatriated to Pakistan immediately.

The Nation: LAHORE, Oct. 11: Lawyers demand Aafia repatriation — Lawyers have called for immediate extradition of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from America and asked the government to employ every means in this direction.

Associated Press of Pakistan: NEW YORK, Oct 9 (APP): Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is under U.S. detention on charges of attempted murder, does not have faith in the American judicial system and insists that the case against her is false and baseless, according to the head of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation which met her in Texas on Tuesday. Mushahid, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told a press conference in New York on Wednesday evening that Dr. Siddiqui, a U.S.-educated Pakistani neuroscientist, wanted the case against her dropped and she wished to be returned to Pakistan.

UPDATE 11/19/08: This link contains information from an October 2008 interview with Aafia Siddiqui: http://rainbowwarrior2005.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/dr-aafia-siddiqu-unfit-for-us-trial-torturemental-illness/

UPDATE 11/27/08: Includes updated information on Aafia Siddiqui’s arrest and details on her imprisonment and her children. Painful, very difficult, but important to read. http://rainbowwarrior2005.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/sindh-high-court-issues-notice-to-respondents-in-aafia-siddiqui-case/

You can also click on this GOOGLE search link to get updated news.

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  1. Ever since I learned of Aafia Siddiqui’s plight I am restless. How can it be that a woman a mother separated by her young children is forced to suffer in a Psychiatric ward? I urge people of conscience to voice their concern.

    confused!

    November 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm

  2. I think we all want to know one question and that question is How can we help?

    aafiadefender12

    November 14, 2008 at 4:11 pm

  3. I just posted another update.
    They still have no idea where here children are either.
    http://rainbowwarrior2005.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/sindh-high-court-issues-notice-to-respondents-in-aafia-siddiqui-case/

    Rainbow Warrior

    November 29, 2008 at 4:08 am

  4. Rainbow Warrior,
    Much gratitude for your timely updates on this case.
    Kind regards,
    Mantis

    canarypapers

    November 30, 2008 at 12:25 pm

  5. Hate FBI CIA
    Free Aafia

    adnan ullah

    June 26, 2009 at 4:51 am

  6. No more trial – We Demand Afia’s immediate release
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101968697859&ref=mf

    waqas

    September 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  7. […] UPDATES: The Tragic Case of Aafia Siddiqui […]

  8. http://rainbowwarrior2005.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/sindh-high-court-issues-notice-to-respondents-in-aafia-siddiqui-case/
    Latest update
    Her trial has finally began and they still do not know where her children are.

    Rainbow Warrior

    January 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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