Fouzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Afia Siddiqui, asked the government of Pakistan to take notice of the news regarding Dr Afia Siddiqui being circulated on social media.
Dr Fouzia Siddiqui asked the government to take notice of the news regarding the death of her sister, Dr Afia, who has been detained since years in a prison in the US state of Texas.
Dr Fouzia Siddiqui also said that she had no contact with Dr Afia for the last two years. She also mentioned that even after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s notice, they are still not informed about Dr Afia Sidiqui. According to reports, Afia Siddiqui last talked to her family in April 2014.
Dr Afia Siddiqui is Pakistani neuroscientist who was also reportedly known by some as “Lady al-Qaeda”.
She was arrested in 2008 and taken to the United States, where she was sentenced to prison for 86-years over the attempted murder of two US soldiers.
Afia Siddiqui was born in Karachi however, went to US for school in 1990. Later, she left for Pakistan in 2003, after she attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and married a Pakistani man in Boston.
After a short while of return to Pakistan, she disappeared while she was on the way to Islamabad along with her three children. Her family members reported that they believed she had been abducted by the Pakistani intelligence agencies.
She also wrote a letter to Judge Richard Berman saying, “She has no faith in the American legal” and refusing “to participate in this system of total injustice that has punished and tortured me repeatedly”.
Her new defence attorney, Stephen Downs said in year 2015, “Letters have not gotten through. Her family is mystified as to what is happening. There is a concern that she may not be alive.”
Earlier, Fouzia Siddiqui had said, “Then Aafia had agreed to the appeal. I remember her telling us that she would never refuse any chance to talk to her family or anyone who could help her. She said we have no idea what goes on at that prison. The doctors are wolves disguised as sheep.”
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