Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Updates: On September 23rd, 2010 at 500 Pearl Street...

...in lower Manhattan, a mother, teacher and sister will stand in front of a New York City judge for her sentencing.

Find reporting by American Winning Journalist, Petra Bartosiewicz, who covered the Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's dilemma before, during and after the trial -- GO here Her newest work, a book soon to be available to the public (perhaps as early as September 21st) is entitled "The Best Terrorists We Could Find" See Bio here

UPDATE just in:
"Of all the cases I've dealt with, in the 25 years that I've been a human rights advocate, the case of this young Muslim woman has been the heaviest on my heart. When I think of the late Sen. Ted Stevens (who represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate for 40 years), I think of a once powerful American politician who, in the twilight of his otherwise impressive political career, was convicted of (and lost his
senate seat as a result of) corruption; who later had his conviction vacated by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder because of prosecutorial misconduct. If Eric Holder can nullify the conviction of a once powerful republican politician, simply because of a tainted process, he should also be able to intervene in the wrongful prosecution of a
Muslim woman who was clearly victimized by a far greater example of a tainted and fundamentally unjust process." This excerpt is from the following site:

Justice from Aafia dot org here

Since many intelligent folk believe faulty implications about Dr. Aafia's actual dissertation and course of study, perhaps the comments on the top of the September 16th blogsite for nomorecrusades here may help? with three short comments clarifying this one part of her background?

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a woman whose life events over the past five years have more resembled the plot of a bestselling horror novel than the right to due process espoused by the leader of the free world. Yet even the most creative author would have not been able to chart the tangled web of deception and conspiracy that would come to light in this case, involving everything from kidnapping and secret prisons to the torture of young children and backdoor politics that weave between Washington, Islamabad and Kabul.

And in the middle of all of this is a woman. A mother. A teacher. A sister. An Activist. A Daughter.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will stand facing life in prison plus ten years on September 23rd…but she will not stand alone.

We will stand with her because she is our sister in faith and humanity

We will stand with her because we reject the establishment of secret prisons, the trampling of due process, the use of torture and the threatening of innocents unequivocally and in all of their forms.

We will stand with her because we must do so, for it is in the absence of those who would seek justice that injustice, fear mongering and bigotry prevail.

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's Sentencing

09.23.10 @ 8:45 am

The Southern District Court of NY
500 Pearl Street Manhattan, NY
[In front of Judge Berman, Room 21 D]

TRAINS: J, M or Z to Chambers St. (north exit to Foley Sq.); #4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (north exit); A, C to Chambers; R, W to City Hall; 1, 2, 3 to Chambers; E or PATH to WTC; B, D to Grand St.

Muslimsforjustice.org

FreeAafia.org

Be sure to see Andrew Purcell's special message in the post just below...

(And continue to support and get out the needs and encourage efforts to help relieve the suffering of the flood affectees. See the latest post above for September 15-16 on this site. and many during August and September also on this site with URLS to others...)

Photo of mother and child was found in the Public Domain internet cache here called Mother And Child Silhouette By: OCAL

2 comments:

Thinking said...

hmmm...irony is that Pakistan's people are suffering almost the same torture from NATURE.....

It seems that we are together in her suffering and feeling the same way by expiriencing totally different but same loss.

hmmm....Dear Connie...dear Friend....yes we are together in her sufferings.

Connie L. Nash said...

Yes, how ironic and beyond belief that there is so much suffering for Pakistan in both! So beyond comprehension. My heart is with you Dear Thinking, dear friend and dear Pakistanis...