Clive Stafford-Smith, a notable human rights campaigner who was also instrumental in the release of Abdul Rabbani and Ahmed Rabbani from the infamous Guantanamo Bay jail, will be there with him at the meeting. He will take part in the conversation.”Tomorrow I will meet Dr. Aafia in prison along with Dr. Fauzia and Clive Stafford-Smith,” Khan wrote in a tweet. “I will also be there with Dr. Fauzia.”The senator focused light on the detained doctor’s suffering in a tweet that he posted; nonetheless, he claimed that this has opened up a door for additional “discussions and meetings”.
Dr. Aafia’s release
In addition to this, he urged everyone to speak out in favour of Dr. Aafia’s release.
Grim conditionsIn addition, Senator Khan recounted the events of the long-delayed meeting, which lasted for two and a half hours and during which the imprisoned doctor described her dire conditions and the tortures she was being subjected to. This meeting had been postponed for a considerable amount of time.
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Dr. Fauzia was not permitted to hug or shake hands with her sister during the hearing, which took place after 20 years and continued for two and a half hours. It was strictly forbidden for Dr. Fauzia to show Dr. Aafia any photographs of her children. The conference was held in a cell with a strong glass partition separating the two parties involved. Aafia was wearing a khaki jail dress and a white shawl when we saw her. In his writing, Khan said.
Aafia Siddiqui, M.D
He went on to say that during the first hour of the meeting that lasted for a total of two and a half hours, Dr. Aafia revealed the specifics of the daily abuse that she was subjected to. Dr. Aafia shared with her patients that she constantly pines for her mother and children, despite the fact that she is unaware that their mother passed away. An incident that occurred in prison resulted in Dr. Aafia losing her front teeth or having them knocked out. Because of the injuries to her skull, she also had trouble hearing.Who exactly is this Aafia Siddiqui, M.D.?
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist educated in the United States, was sentenced to 86 years in prison in 2010 by a federal district court in New York in September 2008 on charges of attempted murder and assault. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred during an interview with US authorities in Ghazni, Afghanistan; however, she maintains that she is innocent of the allegations.She was the first woman in US history to be accused of having links to Al-Qaeda, though she was never convicted of the charge.
Siddiqui moved to the United States when she was 18 years old to study at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. She went on to receive a doctorate in neuroscience from Brandeis University.She was also linked to the purchase of night-vision goggles and books on warfare that cost a total of $10,000 after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which brought her to the attention of the FBI. These gifts were made to Islamic organisations.
The United States had the suspicion that she joined Al Qaeda in the United States before returning to Pakistan and marrying into the family of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks.Karachi was the last known location of her and her three children before they vanished in the year 2003.After another five years, she was located and taken into custody by local forces in the volatile province of Ghazni, which is located in the neighbouring country of Afghanistan, which is at war with Pakistan.