Petition Closed
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others

JUSTICE FOR DR AAFIA SIDDIQUI - US/Pakistani Prisoner 650


Dr Siddiqui is a Pakistani-born graduate of MIT and mother to three young American citizens.  Dr. Siddiqui has been missing for 5 years, and only recently has the US admitted to holding her. She is being held for an assault on military personnel, which she supposedly made after being the victim of torture and abuse for 5 years in detention. The details of how she was able to gain access to a gun, and use it on armed military personnel, are hazy at best.

Dr Siddiqui left Boston for Pakistan as a result of the intensified harassment of Muslims in America following 9/11. On a trip to visit relatives, she was kidnapped by Pakistani security services and subsequent leaked reports to the media claimed she was being transferred to the custody of the FBI.  Dr Siddiqui’s whereabouts remained unknown for five years, until 4th August 2008, when she was confirmed to have been extradited to the US to face charges.

Aafia Siddiqui claims she was detained in Afghanistan for years by the US and there she faced horrendous abuse that was physical, sexual and psychological. There are several confirmatory reports by fellow released prisoners that a woman in custody, prisoner 650 who is believed to be Dr. Siddiqui was repeatedly raped and tortured while being held.

As for her children, the US has acknowledged that Aafia’s 11 year old son Ahmed is in custody in Afghanistan. The whereabouts of her two remaining young children remains unknown.

Please write to your representative and let them know you are outraged. Demand an investigation into this woman's treatment.

http://www.petitiononline.com/af258633/petition.html

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
PETITION: JUSTICE FOR DR AAFIA SIDDIQUI
 
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who wish to protest regarding the ongoing detention (five years of which was incommunicado) of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
 
Dr Siddiqui is a Pakistani-born graduate of MIT and mother to three young American citizens.  A frail and weak woman who has suffered from domestic abuse in the past, her current physical condition is serious, given unhealed gunshot wounds, removal of part of her intestines and other unconfirmed injuries. 
 
Dr Siddiqui left Boston for Pakistan as a result of the intensified harassment of Muslims in America following 9/11. On a trip to visit relatives, she was kidnapped by Pakistani security services and subsequent leaked reports to the media claimed she was being transferred to the custody of the FBI.  Dr Siddiqui’s whereabouts remained unknown for five years, until 4th August 2008, when she was confirmed to have been extradited to the US to face charges. Aafia Siddiqui claims she was detained in Afghanistan for years by the US and there she faced horrendous abuse that was both physical, sexual and psychological. The US has acknowledged that Aafia’s 11 year old son Ahmed is in custody in Afghanistan. The whereabouts of her two remaining children remains unknown.
 
I call on you, as my representative, to investigate the blatent human rights violations that have occurred to this woman and other detainees. I ask you to ensure that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's innocent children are returned to their relatives safe and unharmed. I ask that you publicly denounce the torture of human beings, and the miscarraige of Justice that has occurred in this case, and ensure that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui recieves a fair and public trial as these charges against her are likley false and an attempt to cover up her heinous mistreatment.