THE DISTURBING CAE OF DR. AAFIA SIDDIQUI
Chris Towne, who has for years been in the struggle for justice, has been to Palestine in a journey of discovery and is a gifted artist and writer, has produced his second “comic book”, which is anything but comic. Done in Joe Sacco style, this brilliant and excellently crafted book details, through drawings, the strange, disturbing and horrifying stranger-than-fiction true story about the plight of neuroscientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. In the telling of her story, light is thrown on the way Pakistani police and the US justice system works.
Sentencing her, in what is widely viewed as a sham trial on trumped up charges, to 86 years in prison, the judge is reported to have remarked that she would now be spending the rest of her lIfe in a federal prison.
As noted in the book, Siddiqui was sent to the “notorious Carswell Prison where abuse of female prisoners has been rampant, and, though she was never charged with terrorism,Dr. Siddiqui’s imprisonment includes ‘harsh terror enhancements’
CIndy Sheehan has said, “I believe Dr.Aafia Siddiqui is a political prisoner and now the political bogey-woman for two US regimes.
At present Dr. Siddiqui languishes in prison. However, an international movement has been growing to demand her freedom. Please read about her, and share with family and friends!
ChrisTowne’s book: http://postubermensch.tumblr.com/aafia
Please check out this video of Victoria Brittain on the case of Dr Aafia Siddiqu:
How YOU can Help Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
On March 30, 2013, the 10th. Anniversary of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s detention, the THE PEACE THRU JUSTICE FOUNDATION will afford supporters of Aafia in America with three opportunities to contribute to this very important campaign.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013, An Aafia Support Rally at The Embassy of Pakistan, 3517 International Court, Washington, DC 20008. Time: 3:00 to 5:00
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013, A Protest Rally at US District Court, 501 W. 10th Street, Fort Worth, Texas (At the intersection of 10th & Lamar Streets, across from Burnette Park ). Time: 3:00 TO 5:00
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013, A Protest March & Rally at FMC CARSWELL Fort Worth, Texas Time: 12 NOON
Additionally, plans are afoot to hold a press conference on the morning of March 8th (International Women's Day) in Washington, DC, to bring attention to the impact that the so-called "war on terrorism" is having on woman in America - i.e. Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Daughters, along with nformational updates on the condition of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Attorney Lynne Stewart.
There will also be a special briefing on the ongoing quest for justice/accountability in the political murder of Rachel Corrie.
The official website of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's family: http://www.freeaafia.org/
Some articles about the case:
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Case – A Detailed Story of Lies And Deception
Yvonne Ridley reviews the case of Aafia Siddiqu
Some videos for Urdu knowing public:
Video, in Urdu, about Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, entitled “Truth of Afia Siddiqi”. Uploaded on Apr 28, 2010
Video, in Urdu, about Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, entitled “Dr. Aafia Siddiqui New Tarana”. Uploaded on Sep 27, 2010. Contanins moving images and posters in English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQEpmmy8YZ0
A strong video in Urdu, indicting Pakistani government regarding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Entitled “Zaid Hamid - Reality of the Case of Dr. Aafia”. Uploaded on Sep 29, 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qCCx_iFVc8
Rare video of speech by Aafia Siddiqui in Houston 1991. Topic : "Women in Islam". Published on Jul 28, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skmj16h40wE