Tuesday, September 15, 2009

COURT HEARING for Dr. AAFIA Siddiqui (with crucial references)

Protestor in Pakistan rally

Dr. Aafia's children were maligned and disappeared by US and much earlier possibly Pakistani authorities.



Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: The Southern District Court of New York
Street: 500 Pearl Street
City/Town: Manhattan, NY

Email: manager@muslimsforjustice.org

Dr. Aafia's court hearing is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, September 23rd at 1:00 PM. Please try to attend and show your support.

United States District Court
500 Pearl St.
Manhattan, NY
@ 1:00 PM

[In Front of Judge Berman -Room 21D ]

4 5 6 & J trains to BROOKLYN BRIDGE-CITY HALL
*OR* M, J, R to CHAMBERS ST

For more information, please visit:
here

And see the blogpost just below announcing and quoting from the new lawyers' team:
here

PLEASE GET OUT THE WORD!

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Find this info at cageprisoners dot com search under Aafia Siddiqui by Date

Judge Agrees To Lawyers’ Team For Aafia
A US judge on Wednesday agreed to accept a five-member lawyers’ team to defend Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui despite her vociferous and strong objections saying she wanted to represent herself.
>> Relevance: 100 % | 06/09/2009

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Also see the post below for Sept:

"Dr Siddiqui begins her journey as an innocent person under the laws of our country." for statement from new lawyer team

Find the best analysis so far here

Find the best ARCHIVES through summer 2009: here

NOTE this blogsite "About Aafia" which declares a major reason for seeking to support this cause since there has been so much palpable outrage among decent Pakistanis and media over this one case of imprisonoment of this one woman - perhaps more than over any other:

Recap: US was the only foreign country whose representative attended the birth of Pakistan on August 15, 1947. The Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui appears as an epitome of entangled issues which seem to threaten this proverbial alliance, and hence also prospects of peace in the region. This blog is about SAVING A BRIDGE.

Another understood reason (which bears much repeating) is also that we support and mercy, aid and truth for victims of systems gone haywire as well as their children and families: here

2 comments:

Khurram Ali Shafique said...

Thanks. Responding to the last lines of your post I can say: "This is my song."

After reading those beautiful lyrics in your other post, I was reminded of a similar poem in Urdu which was extremely popular in my childhood (possibly inspired from 'This Is My Song'). Translation:

People are unqiue, but aspriation is one and the same:
We all look different but blood is of the same hue.

The whole universe is created with the essence of Love,
Ask your heart if you do not believe me,
For the tune and melody of all inner voices is the same.

That every soul is to be held in high esteem,
Hearts should be free of hate, and everybody respected,
In this war to attain that respect, we are all on the same side.

Even today I am hearing that song in every city and town,
Which can enchant even this indifferent and cruel world,
Each and every song coming forth is striking the same note.

Connie L. Nash said...

Exquisite poem on EVERY level which "rounds out" the inner meaning of "This is My Song"...

Our mutual song and that of many of our readers here...

I would love to memorize the Poem-Gift you gave us here in both English and Urdu. Would you sometime place the Urdu in a Comment as well in both English alphabet and Script will you?

No hurry...thank you for taking the time to Comment.