THE APRIL 9th MOBILIZATION (continue to go to freeaafia.org or click at here
With the recent release of the International Justice Network's (IJN) eye-opening report on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, it is now A DOCUMENTED FACT that Aafia's RENDITION in Pakistan, and subsequent five year secret imprisonment overseas did indeed occur.
It is also a fact, in the opinion of many experts, that Aafia's forced removal to the United States; her subsequent pre-trial confinement under torturous conditions in the US; and the sham of a trial, and subsequent 86 year sentence (which has her where she is today) is a violation of the U.S.. Constitution and well established international law.
While the U.S. government exerts pressure on the Pakistani government for the release of a U.S. citizen ("Raymond Davis") who willfully and deliberately took two lives (while a "guest" in Pakistan) - and to ignore any facts that may stand in the way of that release - that same U.S. government has done everything in its power to bury the FACTS surrounding this wrongfully imprisoned Pakistani Muslim woman; and to bury the body, and further damage the mind and spirit of Aafia Siddiqui as well!
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
Insha'Allah, on Saturday, April 9, 2011 (at a time yet to be determined), a broad, Muslim-led coalition of concerned people will hold a demonstration at the federal facility in Fort Worth, Texas, where Aafia Siddiqui is currently being held...totally, and brutally, cut off from the outside world! If you are within driving distance of Ft. Worth, please mark your calendar and plan now to join us!
Our message to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Department of Justice - and to all other relevant offices within the U.S. government - will be:
Accord Dr. Aafia Siddiqui the Human Rights that she is entitled to (even as a prisoner), under U.S. and International Law!
For additional information call: (301) 220-0133, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location : FMC Carswell, Texas
Also see more items at Free Aafia dot org and at International Justice Network here
For a writeup by Stephen Lendman on the following releases also posted on oneheartforpeace site GO to http://oneheartforpeace.blogspot.com/2011/03/dr-aafia-siddiqui-newest-releases.html or click here
See International Justice Network for the most recent newer releases at here where you can find the following:
The report, Aafia Siddiqui: Just the Facts, reveals shocking new evidence that contradicts official statements from governments of both Pakistan and the United States that Dr. Siddiqui was not detained in their custody prior to her arrest in 2008. IJN has obtained a secret audio recording of a senior Pakistani police official who admits he was personally involved in the arrest of Dr. Siddiqui and her children eight years ago. This account is corroborated by substantial documentary evidence and witness testimony, which all points to the same conclusion—that Dr. Siddiqui and her three children were initially arrested in March 2003 with the knowledge and cooperation of local authorities in Karachi, Pakistan, and subsequently interrogated by Pakistani military intelligence (ISI) as well as U.S. intelligence agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This shameful new revelation will not only establish a stage for holding specific political actors accountable for the grave injustice done to Dr. Siddiqui and her family, but should serve as a keystone for repairing the severed diplomatic ties between Pakistan and the United States. In a letter to Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, last week, IJN Executive Director, Tina M. Foster, urged the government of Pakistan to take immediate action to demand Dr. Siddiqui's repatriation, while the U.S. government is seeking the return of the Lahore shooter. In it, Ms. Foster stated:
"The safety and security of all Pakistani citizens is compromised when U.S. government agents can kill civilians on Pakistani soil with impunity, while the daughter of the nation (who has never caused harm or injury to anyone) languishes in a Texas prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Justice demands that Raymond Davis not be repatriated to the United States without securing the return of Dr. Siddiqui to Pakistan. The path is now clear. The only question that remains is whether the government of Pakistan is willing to take it."
To access report documents, please follow the links provided below:
Secret Audio Recording: Listen / Download / Download (Alternate) Right click and choose save as to download. These links are working. Check your browser settings if you are having trouble, or try back another time.
Find all the above here
Aafia Siddiqui: Just the Facts [Appendix A: Certified Transcript of Secret Audio Recording] View / Download 51K (Internet Explorer link)
Aafia Siddiqui: Just the Facts [Full Report] View / Download 134KB (Internet Explorer link)
Aafia Siddiqui: Just the Facts [Executive Summary] View / Download 55K (Internet Explorer link)
***Newly released video of Aafia Siddiqui - Graduation at M.I.T.*** View / Download 1MB (Internet Explorer link)
FIND plenty of important items on this case from years ago up until now.
This one is from one of the best American reporters who's book "The Best Terrorists We Could Find" is due out soon (Nation Books) - This report won an investigative reporting award and was written before either of the two older children were returned. The third child is considered killed or disappeared. GO here
Here's another Dr. Siddiqui classic report/much-visited article by another skilled American woman from 2006 here