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Justice for Aafia
March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist who obtained her PhD from MIT. In March 2003, Aafia and her children were kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, and held at a black site for 5 years, before being extra-legally sent to the US. In 2010, after what many saw as a “show trial”, she was sentenced in the U.S. to 86 years in prison on fabricated charges. Today, Dr Aafia is being held at federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas under extremely punitive and dehumanizing conditions.
Aafia turned 50 years old this month, and next year marks 20 years since her kidnapping.
Aafia has well-wishers all around the world, and for the first time, the Coalition for Civil Freedoms (US) and CAGE (UK) will gather her supporters from four continents to join forces online to demand her release. Especially, Aafia’s sister, Dr Fowzia, and her lawyers will join this virtual rally to share with us the latest news and updates on Aafia’s situation.
Join Leena Al Arian and Moazzam Begg for this unique event that will bring together Aafia’s family, lawyers, organisers and former prisoners across continent. Link in bio. #justiceforaafia #justiceforaafiasiddiqui