Tuesday, February 16, 2010

UPDATES: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Trial and Related Concerns



NEW:
For Bagram News, updates on the Dr. Aafia Siddiqui case and more go to
International Justice Center (Tina Foster Founder)

The Work of IJC
here

IJN on Siddiqui case
here

MISSED:
Chris Hedges: "The Terror-Industrial Complex" here

MISSED:
The Seminal " Aafia Siddiqui Guilty on All Counts" By: ONDELETTE Thursday February 4, 2010 10:47 am here The Comments keep pouring in here and on other OpEds****

MISSED: Fear vs Fact in Aafia Siddiqui Case
here Posted on 05 Feb 2010 by Pramilla Srivastava

NEW: DR. AAFIA VIDEO: Torture-Kidnapping Claims Democracy Now!
here (NOTE***)

NEW: From the Official Family (of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui) Website here

Condolences to Ms. Elaine Sharp and her family

We would like to extend our deep condolences to Ms. Elaine Whitfield Sharp over the death of her beloved husband, Dan Sharp who passed away on Feb 13, 2010. Elaine was one of the lawyers working on Aafia’s case and has been involved with the family since 2003. We also knew her husband well as a superb lawyer in his own right. He died after a prolonged struggle with cancer and we pray that Dan finds peace and that God gives Elaine and their family the patience to bear this loss and continue to live their lives as Dan would have wished.

(This message originally posted by the Family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
here

Dr. Aafia: Allegations & Facts (Official Family Website)

Allegations: Extraordinary Rendition… Torture… Kidnapping & Child Abuse

Fact: Dr. Aafia alleges that she has been held captive for over five years, that she and her children were abducted and separated, two of who are still missing.

Fact: The FBI’s Seeking Information Alert states; "although the FBI has no information indicating this individual is connected to specific terrorist activities, the FBI would like to locate and question this individual."

Fact: The official charges against Dr. Aafia are that she assaulted U.S. soldiers in Ghazni, Afghanistan, with one of the servicemen’s own rifles, while she was in custody to be interrogated by them.

Fact: No U.S. personnel were injured.

Fact: Dr. Aafia was shot and survived surgery in the infamous prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Fact: The affidavit filed in the U.S. district court is NOT from an eye witness, but from a third party account of the events in Ghazni.

Fact: No one who was physically present at the incident has filed any sworn statement as to what actually happened in Ghazni.

Fact: Dr. Aafia categorically denies ever handling a rifle or pointing one at anyone.

Fact: To this day, Dr. Aafia has not been charged with terrorism.

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***An Interview with Tina Foster: here

Reference Items here on Bagram Theater Internment Facility here

Neal Katyal: We won!
Salim Ahmed Hamdan: No, You won. I’m still in prison.
Civil libertarians are fond of saying that a nation’s record on civil and human rights is determined by how it treats the worst of the worst. In this case, it’s determined by how it treats the cases those same activists didn’t give a damn about, except as a statistic to prove that (SO-CALLED) terrorists can be convicted 100% of the time by a foolproof judiciary.

The above is the quote at the end of the ARTICLE by ONDELETTE (above under MISSED) written right after the Verdict on the US vs. Siddiqui Trial

4 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

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