Dr. Aafia’s court hearing is tomorrow. Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM. Please try your best to attend. If you do attend, please let us know how it went in the comments.
Protest – NYC Court Hearing for Aafia Siddiqui
Court Room 21D, US District Court (U.S.D.C.) for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y)
Street: 500 Pearl Street, Manhattan, NY
The hearing on 23rd September is at the United States District Court (U.S.D.C.) for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y), located at 500 Pearl Street, Manhattan.
The hearing will start at 2pm in the courtroom of United States District Judge Richard Berman (21D).
UPDATE FROM MM READER (jazakillahkhair Sr. Hidaya):
She didn’t voluntarily come to the court, so Judge pleaded not-guilty on her behalf.
Her lawyer kept demanding for her to be treated medically in some specific location. As per her lawyer, Afiya is mentally ill hence refusing to cooperate (judge mentioned several instances where Afiya refused to cooperate with psychologists, her own attorney etc) ..Defense attorney also mentioned on how Afiya, for the first time, called her attorney and spoke to her for 15 minutes (to inquire about her son)..
Prosecutor is saying to ‘evaluate’ her condition, meaning do her examination before the treatment is offered…
Next court hearing is on Dec 17th @ 10:00 am only after doctors certify that Afiya is mentally stable to go through a trial and if she is stable then her trial will begin on March 9, 2009 inshaAllah…
Alhamdulillah the court was full, a lot of bearded brothers, many Desi uncles, about 4-5 Hijabi sisters, many white women and alot of journalists.