Monday, January 3, 2011

More Calls for Dr. Aafia's Release - Seasonal Events

SEE Christmas Rally Christmas Support for Dr Aafia and Aamir Liaqat Column - Urdu link below
On 24th December - Christmas Eve - Christian Pakistanis joined others to plead for Aafia's release (Publ. Christmas Eve Dec. 25) Find Video here and news item here

Then the Sunday after the New Year, another event takes place

Pasban lights Asia’s largest torch for Aafia
Sunday - Daily Times 2 January 2011
By Asad Farooq

KARACHI: Pasban Karachi Chapter on Sunday lit Asia’s largest torch at Mazar-e-Quaid demanding release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

Aafia’s children Mariam and Ahmed had lit the torch. Thousands of people present on the occasion raised placards and chanted slogans in favour of Dr Aafia.

While talking to Daily Times Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia said this torch signifies light of hope and freedom.

She said that 2010 was a very good year for her struggle because the world saw Dr Aafia as a heroin, who was earlier called an alleged criminal. She said that it was a large achievement that a simple campaign to free Aafia has been changed into a movement of honour and dignity of Pakistan.

Responding to a question she said that she is hopeful that 2011 would be the year of repatriation of Dr Aafia. Her children have provided me with inspiration and hope that if they can come then Aafia can come also.

Pasban Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor announced a movement for the repatriation of Dr Aafia. He said that Pasban will motivate public and take them to the roads from Karachi to Peshawar via Islamabad during this movement. He said that Pasban will observe 2011 as the year of Dr Aafia.

Shakoor regretted and said that Pakistani ambassador at US and Foreign Office played a nefarious role during the hearing of Dr Aafia’s case. He held them responsible for the sentence of Dr Aafia. The government mentally tortured the family of Dr Aafia. They asked them to decorate home and remain ready to welcome Aafia, he disclosed.

Find the following NEWLY posted articles at Free Aafia dot Org or GO here

# 2 0 1 1
# Aafia Siddiqui – Memories of MIT to Carswell Prison
# MIT colleague speaks of Aafia
# Western Double Standards
# After Aafia, No Pakistani is Safe
# Pak Christians in Solidarity with Dr Aafia on Christmas
# ISI and Aafia in Same Boat
# Christmas Support for Dr Aafia and Aamir Liaqat Column
# A Christmas Eve Remembered

Christmas Support for Dr Aafia and Aamir Liaqat Column
December 22-25, 2010

Jasarat, NATION, EXPRESS here

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

Go to No More Crusades blogsite for info on a new book about the US and Torture posted Thursday 6th Jan. 2011