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Aafia Siddique`s Sentence

24 September, 2010

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A US federal court on 23rd September, 2010, sentenced Dr Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years of imprisonment for the attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan.

During the case hearing, Prosecutors said she had picked up the rifle and opened fire on US servicemen and FBI representatives trying to take her into detention. She missed and in a struggle was herself shot by one of the US soldiers. Defence lawyers argued there was no physical evidence, such as finger prints or gunpowder traces, to show Dr Aafia even grabbed the rifle.

Meanwhile, Dr Aafia, her face wrapped in an ivory-white shawl, denied shooting at US officers and said in rambling court commentaries that she had been held in secret prisons for years and tortured at the Bagram US military base near Kabul, where she was “brainwashed.”

After the judgement, Aafia Siddiqui, 38, a neuroscientist trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, denounced the trial and said an appeal would be “a waste of time. I appeal to Allah Almighty.”

How you take this judgement. Please elaborate.

Reader Comments:


The sentence of Afia Siddiqui is tale of injustice at state level by the superpower of the earth. In such circumstances she can only depend and wait for the verdict of the Most Just Superpower of the Sky.
She is waiting for your justice Lord!!!

malik naseer hussain, Pakistan - 02 December, 2010

Aafia Siddiqui

Without evidence or finger prints on the weapon how the USA court sentenced her to 86 years. It is totally injustice and does not justify in anyway, which is threat to justice every where. This decision of US Court is depicting their intention and will destroy the image of being a super power. Well,God is great, will give Aafia courage and strength to bear this biased verdict. Her sin is that she graduated as Neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. May Allah Secure Aafia. Aamin

Mohammad Ali, Pakistan - 05 December, 2010

bad american army & america

I personally dislike Americ and its army they are bad like wild animal who has no sense.

shamarezawan, Pakistan - 06 December, 2010



Shamarezawan, Pakistan - 06 December, 2010

She is safe in US jail. Had she been in Pakistan after deserting her husband and children going alone, she would definitely have been killed for for mullah honour.

sukkur saheb, karachi, Pakistan - 08 December, 2010

she is true muslim and more likely a brave women which did not bend herself infront of us unfair courts, this is why she is very special. GOD GIVE HER MORE PATIENCE. AND SHE GET RELEASE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.amin

hasnain, Pakistan - 09 December, 2010

Wake up!

A lady , while answering my question, replied, She is arrested because she is a Muslim. This is the only reason. I asked again, why don't they arrest you? Aren't you are Muslim? She tried to answer but couldn't.

We must stop thinking in a biased way. The only way forward is to look into our problems and find out the real causes of our troubles.
Blaming others will not solve anything.

Kamran Bangash, Pakistan - 09 December, 2010


sorry to say but its reality we r ourself a coward and corroupt nation begging in front of AMERICA withot making sincere efforts to utilize our natural resources.AS written in our QURAN if u people not believe in me (ALLAH) i will grant u with such illiterate leaders.May ALLAH grant us with success.AMEEN.

Dr.imran khan, Pakistan - 22 December, 2010

Aafia Siddique`s Sentence

Is it not possible for Pakistan government to obtain a copy of the charge sheet against Aafia
and reveal the contents to the people.

Subhan Basha, Pakistan - 25 December, 2010

Pakistani leadar is Badwa

Pakistani leaders is doing only Barwati of amircans they are not doing any thing for a woman of Pakistan Dr. Afia ia a brave leady Allah always with here how is possibal that a muslam leady can fight with Amirican soldiers it is Sham for Black Amarican Judemnt this Judgment is Shamrull for the Amirican nation

Allah Bux Magsi, Pakistan - 27 December, 2010

I must say that Aafia Siddique is a brave lady who has faced the tourcher for such a long time.The punishment awarded by US court is not a justace with Aafia Siddique.May Allah help Aafia Saddiqui.

saad, Pakistan - 28 December, 2010


Aasia Bibi also the daughter of Pakistan. Both Dr.Aafia and Aasia did not get proper justice. While nobody talk about Aasia Bibi because she is poor, others bark for Dr.Aafia with self interest.

Khadar Basha, Karachi, Pakistan - 30 December, 2010

What about injustice of Asia Bibi?

Yes, some of you are upset about the detaining of this woman. But, what about the Christian woman in Pakistan who is held for her Christian beliefs? How much injustice I can account for in Pakistan against Christians that is absolute evil. Christ Jesus teaches peace and love, not hate and imprisonment that leads to murder. Stop intolerance of other religions in Pakistan.

Gillette, Hungary - 02 January, 2011

4 aafia siddique

us court decision totally wronge

qazi, Pakistan - 07 January, 2011

dont worry

she is the most power full lady in world INSHALLAH she vel be relezd

khan, Pakistan - 24 January, 2011

Why she is Brave do any one knw this

Why she is Brave??Every one knw that she isn't guilty but no one has the answer that why she is brave what she has done the brave thing

Saad, Pakistan - 03 February, 2011

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