Received the following information from an insider working for Dr. Aafia's release. Please note two pieces of new information: A new initiative has been formed, kind of like a legal fund it seems, to release Muslims who have been detained unjustly. This is good news. Secondly, Dr. Aafia's case, will have an official site www.freedraafia.com that is still not live yet.
And finally a way to support Dr. Aafia. The account has been set up by her family. Here's a message from Dr. Aafia's brother:
At this time, there are two sets of objectives:
1. Funds to offset expenses for family and provide support funds for organizing awareness such as advertising, planning educational events, etc..
2. Paying for investigators and legal support. As you know, this case requires significant investigative and legal horsepower, none of which are currently in place.
For the time being # 1 is the focus. This is new to me so I am open to advice from veterans to determine what targets are realistic?
Can we raise
$1000 $3000 $5000 for Dr. Aafia on MM? We have already had pledges of over $3000 māshā'Allāh thus far!
I know other political sites are able to raise thousands of sites for politicians. Can we raise some for our imprisoned sister? If you are planning to donate, encourage others by posting a comment here with your donation amount (it can be anonymous too if you wish). Let's see if we can compete for the good here! Is the target too low? I sure hope so.
Checks & Money Orders payable to “Siddiqui Family Support”
Ref: “Siddiqui Family Support”
P.O. Box 18731
Sugar Land, TX 77496
Siddiqui Family Support. Contact email@example.com
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PAST Events (If you were there, tell us about it):
NYIT MSA & THE MUSLIM JUSTICE INITIATIVE PRESENT:
Community Under Siege:
The Cases of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui & Fahad Hashmi
Sean Maher, Esq.
Fahad Hashmi's Lawyer
Gideon Oliver, Esq
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's Lawyer
Muslim Justice Initiative
Thursday Nov. 6th, 2008
New York Institute of Technology
Anna Ruben Hall
NYIT- Old Westbury Campus
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Dinner will be served
Attend, if you are interested in volunteering
Volunteer Applications Will Be Available
For more information please contact;
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
or visit: www.muslimsforjustice.org
The Muslim Justice Initiative Presents:
Free Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
November 7th, 2008
901 Lakeville Rd
New Hyde Park , NY 11040
While being held at an Afghan National Police compound, federal prosecutors allege that Dr. Siddiqui attempted to kill US soldiers and intelligence agents. However, the only injuries evidenced during that time were sustained by Dr. Siddiqui. She was shot once in her abdomen and suffered a broken nose. According to her defense attorney, Elizabeth Fink, Dr. Siddiqui was held in the notorious Bagram Airforce base following emergency surgery for the bullet wound in her abdomen. Dr. Siddiqui was labeled an “enemy combatant” and held in four point restraints with F.B.I. agents monitoring her twenty-four hours a day. Dr. Siddiqui currently sits in federal detention without bail at FMC Carswell in Forth Worth, TX. It is the Committee's position that her defense counsel will be unable to mount a proper defense due to her deteriorating physical and psychological condition. The whereabouts of her other two children are still unknown.