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Dr. Free Aafia

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Dr. Aafia's Family on Twitter Events
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Prominent US Citizens Call For Immeiate RElease of Dr. Aafia Pak Prime Minister Visits With Dr. Aafia's Family Pak Cabinet Approves signing treaty to Aid repatriation of Aafia
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New Year Message from the Family of Dr Aafia
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We send our thanks and prayers to all of our friends around the world for everything you have done for Aafia.
2012 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 to include groups in two dozen countries. Support for Aafia is nearly universal in Pakistan despite the government's limitations on press coverage, especially in the English language media, and several official "protective" roadblocks.
Some of you marched peacefully with thousands of other people on to the streets to demand her freedom. Some of you sent Aafia a postcard telling her that you love her, that you believe her, and that you are praying for her and her family. Some of you raised money. Some of you gave your time. Many of you prayed. Many of you were there among the thousands who joined the "Caravan of Dignity" (Karwan-e-Ghairat) rallies.
You proved that a quilt of interfaith harmony can be a powerful weapon against injustice as Aafia was remembered at Ashura, Ramadan, Naurooz, Easter, Holi, Diwali and Christmas, united under a banner demanding that our common humanity be recognized everywhere.
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The ninth anniversary of the kidnapping of Aafia and her three children is marked by candlelight vigils and rallies across fifteen countries including a vigil outside the United States' embassy in London, a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas, just a few miles from where Aafia is being held at Carswell Prison, and a large demonstration outside the US consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa. (more here)
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For several years the Pakistani TV channel ARY has made a tradition of dedicating their Mother's Day morning show to Dr. Aafia and her children.
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Aafia is kept is total isolation and had no contact with family or even lawyers so we were in no position to verify. This was eventually proven to be nothing more than a spiteful response to the campaign directed at Aafia's elderly mother.
During the Ramadan, two significant developments occurred. The American government confirmed that the Pakistani government had never made a formal request for Aafia's repatriation and so the United States could take no action. This exposed the complicity of some highly placed Pakistani authorities in keeping Aafia locked up. (more here)
The second development was perhaps the most dramatic of this entire ordeal. Aafia spoke. Her own words. Her own voice.
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We have come to Pakistan to urge the Pakistani Leadership to repatriate Aafia - Cynthia McKinney
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FreeAafia Week turned out to be a very successful awareness tour for Dr. Aafia.
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Generally, most foreigners are reluctant to venture onto opublic roads even in armored vehicles with security escorts but the depth of support for Aafia in this region prompted ordinary citizens to request that visiting guests who are supporting Dr. Aafia join the public in one of the most common forms of transport with no fear of harm. This was a rare gesture which demonstrated the emotional bond between Aafia and the common masses in Pakistan.
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To our total surprise there at the airport terminal were literally hundreds of people with flowers, chanting "Welcome" and "Free Aafia" and holding signs and banners for Aafia Siddiqui along with lots of media.
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Aafia is a heart-felt symbol of all the missing and disappeared, the victims of US secret rendition programs and targeted drone assassinations. The effort is now focused on getting every part of the political movement and all different political officials to publicly pledge that no one held by Pakistan can be released to the US until Aafia is returned.
We were told that much of the intense schedule this week will be streamed and reported on at www.FreeAafia.org and www.AafiaMovement.com
Please continue to circulate the IAC petition calling for the return of Aafia at: IACenter.org/SiddiquiPetition
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Solidarity with Repatriation Efforts for Dr. Aafia
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In a Twitter message, Mr. Khurshid Kasuri, former foreign minister of Pakistan (under General Musharraf) admits to handing over Dr. Aafia to the US and expresses regret.
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Who is Dr. Aafia?
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By 2010 the Muslim world embraced Aafia as daughter of the Ummah when she forgave her torturers and the tyrant judge. People around the world adopted her and demonstrated against her unjust incarceration.
She has become a symbol of humanity in the midst of a war based on fear, hatred, discrimination, injustice, torture, rendition, and all that is evil.
To her mother she is ''my daughter", to her brother and sister she is "our sister", and to her children she is "Mommy".
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American Activists Cynthia McKinney and Sara Flounders Visit Pakistan for Dr Aafia
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Former U.S. Congresswoman and prominent activist Sara Flounders of the International Action Center will be in Pakistan this December to voice support for Dr. Aafia and encourage Pakistani leadership to take tangible steps for Dr. Aafia's repatriation.
Ms Sara Flounders is an American political writer. She is a member of the Secretariat of Workers World Party, as well as a principal leader of the International Action Center. She has had several books published on different topics.
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The petitioners alleged that US agencies - CIA and FBI - were also involved in the operation, and submitted that threats were issued to Dr Aafia's family to remain silent over the abduction; otherwise, their lives could be in danger. They said the detainees were handed over to the US agencies by Pakistan's law enforcement agencies in violation of the Constitution.
The petitioners also pleaded that those involved in the kidnapping of Dr Aafia and her children be tried in a court of law.
A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, observed that the whereabouts of one son of Dr Aafia were still unknown...
The bench further observed that queries raised above were to be answered by the ministries of foreign affairs and interior.
Issuing notices to the secretaries of interior and foreign affairs, the bench directed both ministries to respond to queries with regard to the whereabouts of the missing son of Dr Aafia, and observed that in case no reply was received then it would be compelled to order the secretaries of the ministries concerned to appear.
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A poll has recently been published in a Pakistani newspaper asking the readers to choose between Aafia and Malala.
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Aafia and Malala are not competing stories to be cheered on by partisan fans in a grotesque sporting competition.
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Aafia, like other Muslims in prison in the U.S. as part of the phony "War on Terror," is guilty of nothing. ...
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In 2003, Aafia took her 3 children, ages 6 months to 6 years, on a trip to Islamabad and disappeared. The U.S. and Pakistani government both denied having her in custody. Five years passed and her family feared she and her children were dead when they got word from a reporter that she was alive and at Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. NBC news also confirmed this and the U.S. government finally admitted they had her in custody. She was taken to the U.S. and tried for assaulting a U.S. soldier in Ghazni, Afghanistan while she was in custody waiting to be interrogated. She was convicted and is now serving 86 year in solitary confinement at the notorious Carswell prison in Texas. Her family has had almost no contact with her and have been denied the right to visit. Her son Ahmed, a U.S. citizen, was found in 2008 in Ghazni, Afghjanistan. He was then reunited with Aafia's sister, who heads her defense campaign in Pakistan. Aafia's daughter, Maryum, also a U.S. citizen, was mysteriously dropped off in April 2010 near her aunt's house in Karachi after being missing for 7 years. When dropped off, the only language she knew was English, which she spoke with a perfect American accent.
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It was a popular folk song written about Aafia.
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This Eid we want to share something with our supporters: What Eid Al Adha meant for Aafia.


Newsletter: Dr. Aafia Court Date Set & Official Website Launched

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Dr. Aafia's Family Launches Website
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This is the family of Dr. Aafia's official source for news, updates, action alerts and events related to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's plight and court case. Please share this email with your friends and family and encourage them to subscribe. We protect your privacy and your time, so we will not share our email list with anyone nor will we spam you.
May God bless you!
Dr. Aafia's Trial to Start on Oct. 19. website Now more than ever Dr. Aafia needs your active support! Time is running out to mount an effective legal defense.
In order to truly help Dr. Aafia, a thorough investigation of the facts and a solid legal team need to be secured, both of these need funding.
At the moment Dr. Aafia is at the mercy of the government appointed lawyers who are severely restricted in terms of experience, funding, and independent action.
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Dr. Aafia's Family Launches their Official Website
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Looking for a reliable source for information about Dr. Aafia? The Siddiqui family has put together an online resource to allow the public to see the case through their eyes.
Unexplained detention, suffering and isolation have too long been this family's burden. Justice, humane treatment and due process are luxuries long denied to Aafia and her young children, replaced with abuse and imprisonment without formal charges.
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Video: Javed Hashmi & Agha Saeed on Dr. Aafia
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Standing for Dr. Aafia brings light to all missing persons, victims of extraordinary rendition and people held in secret prisons.


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The message was clear - "we come in peace and want our sister Dr Aafia reunited with her family". The air resounded with vibrant chants of "Allahu Akbar", and "Free Aafia".
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Aafia Movement coordinated a series of marches, rallies, demonstrations and other events on March 30, 2012 to mark the 9th anniversary of the kidnap and rendition of Dr. Aafia and her three young children from Pakistan in 2003.
Events were held across 15 countries including Indonesia, Iran, Kashmir, Pakistan, South Africa, UK, USA and others. In Pakistan, rallies were held in 50 cities and towns with thousands registering their support for the reunification of Dr. Aafia with her children and family.
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JI Rallies for Early release of Dr. Aafia
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Pakistan's secret intelligence agencies allegedly kidnapped Dr Aafia from her home along with her children from Karachi and they were then handed over to the US in 2003, during the reign of former military ruler, General Parvez Musharraf...


Newsletter: Dr. Aafia's recent court hearing - reports and statement from legal team

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Newsletter: Dr. Aafia's recent court hearing - reports and statement from legal team
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Newsletter: Dr. Aafia's recent court hearing - reports and statement from legal team
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Summury of Dr. Aafia's court hearing
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Press report of Dr. Aafia's hearing
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Donate to Dr. Aafia's support fund!
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The Government of Pakistan is now providing a legal defense for Dr. Aafia.
However there is still a great need for financial support.
Her case requires advocacy work, educational materials and outreach as well as investigations into the whereabouts of Dr. Aafia's missing children.
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This is the family of Dr. Aafia's official source for news, updates, action alerts and events related to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's plight and court case. Please FORWARD this email with your friends and family and encourage them to subscribe. We protect your privacy and your time, so we will not share our email list with anyone nor will we spam you.
May God bless you!
Sept. 02, 2009 - Court Hearing for Dr. Aafia Dr. Aafia in court
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On Sept. 2, 2009 a hearing was held in New York to determine whether the lawyers retrained by the Pakistani government can represent Dr. Aafia.
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Dr. Aafia rejected this development both verbally and in writing.
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In fact their very presence seems to have undermined Dr. Aafia's cooperation with or confidence in the new lawyers.
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Dr. Aafia
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Our sister, Aafia kept saying "I refuse to participate in this.
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Even the non-muslim women kept saying, "Free Aafia, stay strong!" Then they took our sister away.
"Honestly...how much ghayrah do we really feel for this sister...
First statement from Dr. Aafia's new legal team's
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Standing for Dr. Aafia brings light to all missing persons, victims of extraordinary rendition and people held in secret prisons.


The family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Prisoner #650

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Pak Govt says it is Making "Full Efforts" for Repatriation of Dr. Aafia Don't Cry for Aafia ACTION: White House Petition for Aafia Aafia Movement Gets Warm Reception in South Africa
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Dr. Aafia's Children on ARY - Mother's Day 2012
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"Karwan-e-Ghairat" Processions Continue for Aafia
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Crowds expressed full solidarity and empathy with Aafia's case and noted how what was done to Dr. Aafia and her children is now being done to them.
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The MIT graduate's sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui is currently on her first tour outside of Pakistan to raise awareness about the plight of Aafia who was sentenced to 86 years in jail in the US for allegedly trying to shoot American servicemen in Afghanistan; a charge her supporters vehemently deny.
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According Cii programme coordinator, Inayet Wadee, the monies collected will all go towards funding the legal battle to try and get Dr. Aafia freed from US incarceration.
"We all stand united in the face of injustice and we, as peace loving South Africans will contribute in the little way we can," he said.
Dr. Fowzia brought the crowd to tears as she narrated a version of events regarding the story of Aafia, dispelling what she said were lies and false messages commonly found on internet forums.
"When Aafia went missing, we were lied to by Pakistani politicians…My mother was told that she must remain quiet otherwise she would have four dead bodies," she said.
British human rights journalist, Yvonne Ridley, eventually discovered Aafia in 2008 at the Bagram Prison in Afghanistan, where reports indicate she underwent severe torture.
"When pressure built on the US and Afghans for the release of Aafia, she was eventually let out and found wondering in Ghazni town before being shot by US operatives.
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"Let the American consulate in South Africa take a message back to their leaders, that we will not stop making effort for the freedom of Aafia," he said.
"Pakistan has so many sects and groupings, Sunnis, Shias, Pathaan, Punjabis, Barelwis and Deobandis, but we are all united about one thing. That is Aafia," he added.
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Dr. Fowzia said, "There are so many misconceptions around the issue of Dr. Aafia that the actual facts get covered.
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The message was clear - "we come in peace and want our sister Dr Aafia reunited with her family". The air resounded with vibrant chants of "Allahu Akbar", and "Free Aafia".
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