Release Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui

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.

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232 Responses to Release Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

  1. Mohammed Hassan September 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Its time for the whole nation to grow up and look at the monsters within our selves, be it the ongoing Shia Genocide or the alarming rate at which Hindus and other communities are leaving the country. Or the increasing incidents of intolerance committed in the name of faith against each other and people of minority communities.

    Besides if you ask me hearing this name so much has made me dread and repulse at the name of Siddiqi, If you ask me when ever I hear it it seems like in the meager food given in a Jail, there is dried rotten bread which has also got fungal growth on it, and that on one end of the piece of bread a rat has got its teeth sunk in to it and it s a dead rat which proves that the bread is poisoned. This is what i feel like when ever I hear the name siddiqi

  2. asia zafar July 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Dear leaders open ur eyes USA is not powerful like ALLAH…so be act like Muslim….apart from religion we are human not Afifa no other woman shouldnt treat like this plz make some effort and save affifa

  3. Ghulamullah May 14, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I always think that why our leaders under the foot of America and are scaring so much on every issue whether that is of terrorsim or our local one. Our leaders do not care for nation rather than they care for Kursi I do not understand why?
    This time recently after attack on Sala la check post on the proximity of Pak-Afghanistan border leavinf our 24 army men martyrd on board, Pakistani government filed protest and stopped Nato supply from Pakistan Jurisdiction.
    it is really good omen to stop their supply. After stopping Nato supply Us is exerting pressure on Pakistan government to open broder for Nato supply?
    I think this full ripen time to realize sovereignity of Pakistan and teach lesson to US that in future other attack on pakistan land will acrimonous to both nations.
    This is full time to get released Ms Dr.Afia Siddiqui who from 2003 is serving American jail due to alleged allegations of killing American soldiers in Afghanistan.

  4. Henna February 29, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    I really don’t understand the Pakistani government, how low can they
    fall, they abducted a pakistani women and they dont do anything to get her
    back. When that man from america came and shop two innocent people
    they just gave him back after a while. why couldn’t they do anything like that
    to get her BACK like the americans did for David. That shows that how pakistan just likes americas

  5. Zee February 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I feel for her kids and her, and I ask Allah to protect her and free her, Allah knows best,

    Everything happens for a reason, and i hope that this will take Islam to the next level InshAllah.

  6. khalid humayun February 1, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Chowrangi is a site of standard and high class blogs. So while subscribing comments we should be realistic. This is not a facebook or twitter pages where anything so foolish is rampant. Norms of the justice can not be interfered by Executive or American Army for that matter, specially in the cases where terrorism matters are in question. Their President and governers have the power to pardon any conviction but they will never exercise that power in cases of terrorism. There was one legal remedy for her i.e. to file file an appeal in the Appellate Court which right perhaps Afia did not do (her signature was necessary for the Appeal application) and perhaps it is now time barred.

    We lost the golden chance we Raymond Davis was in our custody. Instead of being hell bent to execute him for murder of two innocent people the whole media and we as a whole did not stress upon the government for exchange like prisoners of wars. We did not do that.

    There is only one option left. We can attack US if we had 3000 nukes, 12000 ICBM, 2000 fighter/bombers, 30 aircraft carriers and at least 20 nuclear submarines.

  7. SAMIULLAH CHOWHAN January 31, 2012 at 3:11 am #


  8. Nusrat Rizvi December 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    No one mentions aftermath of her attempted shooting of her guards. The guards
    shot back and 2 bullets penetrated her intestines as she fell to the ground. Prompt medical care saved her and she was brought back to face.
    2nd point was where were her 3 young children, who were US citizen by birth
    while she was in Afghanistan. You think US sent in nurses to look after these infants
    or was it Aafia who looked after her children as she tried to make contacts with
    other terrorists.

  9. alia malik December 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Dr. afia needs to be released it has been confirmed that she is innocent the us has charged her with many lies not just for shooting an FBI agent which is untrue but for helping al-Qaeda. she is accused of helping terrorists make a base and is said to help them is said(although not confirm that ) that she was taken from Afghanistan where she was taken to help terrorists. but evidence has confirmed that she is innocent and it is our duty and her right for us to help her gain freedom and save a pakistani from being slaughtered and treated like an animal by americans

  10. khalid humayun November 19, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Dr. Afia has already been sentenced for like life imprisonment, but on a frivalous charge. The prosecution put forth the case that Dr. Afia was behind the curtain in a room where American Intellligence men were having a meeting. The lean weak Afia suddenly came out, snatched the rifle from the guard and fired two shots on an FBI man from point blank range (both shots missed the target???). From the very outset this story looks a pack of lies. However, the biased panel of juries gave the verdict of “guilty” and the judged pronounced the sentence. Now what is the whole melodrama. American justice could not have punished Afia because of her liking and links with persons that were directly or indirectly Islamic terrorists in CIA books. (One Majid Khan used the mail box of Dr. Afia to contact Alqaeda groups for terrorist activities. Dr. Afia’s averment was that Majid Khan was only her friend and that she did not know what Majid Khan was doing). In all fairness, American judiciary is divided into two sets of rule. For their own people they have American Constitution and statutes thereunder, but for people like Dr. Afia, they have another set of rules. OJ Simpson was acquitted in double murder case because judiciary apprehended racial riots if OJ was executed. Politics play a role in judiciary big time.


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