Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, disappeared 5 years ago along with her three children, has now been officially arrested by Americans. She has been taken to United States and will be prosecuted in US court on charges of attacking US Army Officials.
While we mourn for another daughter of Pakistan sold to Americans, we should also raise awareness about her inhuman captivity and demand her immediate release.
We can write letters to editors of local newspapers, send email to columnists and spread the word through your social networks. There are some important things to remember when writing these letters:
– Always be polite.
– Information should be factual and to the point.
– Quote appropriate sources (e.g. Amnesty International, BBC, Asian Human Rights Commission, Oxfam ect.)
– Do not discuss ideology.
– Give a little background
– Mention why you are concerned and why this issue affects everyone.
Last but not least, pray for her safety and good health.