Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Press Conference Notes & Action-Alerts

Link to Full Coverage of Dr. Aafia’s Ordeal

Sr. Sahira attended the Press Conference and provided the following notes & action-items. Photos and news report of that conference can be found here.

In order to participate and compete in the good, we encourage everyone to write letters directly to Dr. Aafia. Even better would be a Ramadan greeting card to provide a little cheer. If you unable to do so, feel free to leave your message for Dr. Aafia as a comment on this post here. We recognize there are other collection points online that have already been posted, so you can use those too, but please do not put links here; comments on this post should be LIMITED to letters/comments of support for Dr. Aafia or any questions directly related to this post. All other comments may be moderated. Inshallah, we will get the comments to her, either via Br. Abu Sabaya, or via her lawyers, or by collecting and sending it to us ourselves by snail-mail.

The following is information provided in Sr. Sahira’s (jaza’Allah khair) comments:

Dr. Aafia’s Condition:

Aafia Siddiqui’s lawyer, Elizabeth Fink answered some questions and updated on Aafia’s medical condition. According to her Aafia’s condition needs prompt and proper medical care in a hospital.

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HOW TO SEND MAIL, PUBLICATIONS, AND MONEY TO AAFIA SIDDIQUI 

Address:

AAFIA SIDDIQUI # 90279-054
MDC BROOKLYN
METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER
P.O BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

Notes on Sending Mail:

All mail will be opened and read by the United States Government. Please do not discuss her case, the charges against her, or where she has been for the past 5 years, her children, of family health matters, and do not ask her to discuss these things with you.

Only letters are permitted. Please do not send packages. You can send photographs with your letters, but no other items can be sent by mail.

Notes on Sending Books, Magazines & Other Publications:

Magazines and Newspapers must be sent directly from the publisher. Books can be ordered through Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Aafia has requested books with nature photographs. She would also like to receive a daily newspaper (The New York Times) and magazines. If you would like to send her a publication, and want to make sure that she has not already received it, please email Sarah Kunstler at sarah@fkolaw.com

COMMISSARY ACCOUNT

Aafia has a commissary account which she can use to make telephone calls and to purchase personal items and snacks.

The fastest way to put money into this account is through Western Union. You can do this by telephone, in person at a Western Union location, or online.

1) At an agent location with cash: You must complete a Quick Collect Form. To find the nearest agent, call 1-800-325-6000 or go to http://www.westernunion.com

2) By phone using a credit card / Debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and press option 2.
3) ONLINE using a credit / debit card: Go to http://www.westernunion.com , Click on Make Payment. Click the “online” button under “Send Money to an Inmate’s Trust Fund”, select “Federal Bureau of Prisons” as the Correctional Facility and hit continue. Enter the amount of money you want to deposit, the state you are sending from, and hit continue. The Acc # is 90279054SIDDIQUI. Type Aafia Siddiqui in the Attn or Memo line.

For each Western Union Quick Collect transaction, the following information must be provided:

1) Account #: 90279054SIDDIQUI
2) Attn or Memo Line: AAFIA SIDDIQUI
3) Code City: FBOP
4) State code: DC

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Kunstler at sarah@fkolaw.com or call:

The Law Office of Elizabeth M Fink
36 Plaza Street Suite 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Tel 718-783-3682
Fax 718-783-5853

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For UK Residents:

See other action-alert on CagePrisoners.com JUSTICE FOR AAFIA SIDDIQUI PROTEST here

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10 responses to “Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Press Conference Notes & Action-Alerts”

  1. Amad says:

    salam. I would like to reiterate that there is no risk inshallah of following the legal and lawful methods provided to send letters, books, cards, or money for the sister. In such high-profile cases, where the government is spending tons of money, we need to support the sister by funding her story too. So, PLEASE, do not have any fears inshalah of sending your monetary gifts for the doctor. That is REAL action that you can accomplish with a few clicks online.

    Inshallah, I will post my letter to the sister in the coming days. I encourage everyone who hasn’t already, to do the same IF you are unable to send it by snail-mail yourself.

  2. Hassan says:

    Can the money we send be used to pay her legal fee/bail etc? And if its just for snacks and personal items, can she take the leftover money with her when she is free insha’Allah?

  3. Not so happy says:

    I tried to send money via westernunion but could not find the “send to an inmate” button. Could some one post the link here?

  4. Cage Prisoners has a action alert covering some of the questions above.

    http://www.cageprisoners.com/campaigns.php?id=789

    For additional information concerning inmate Commissary account deposit procedures, please see the Bureau of Prisons Trust Fund/Warehouse/Laundry Manual (PS 4500.04) or 28 CFR Parts 506 and 540. For information concerning a specific deposit, please contact Federal Bureau of Prisons’ staff at 202-307-2712 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET.

  5. Western Union Quick Collect Program

    You may also send funds through Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. All funds sent via Western Union’s Quick Collect will be posted to her account within two to four hours, when those funds are sent between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST (seven days per week, including holidays). Funds received after 9:00 pm EST will be posted by 7:00 am EST the following morning. Funds sent to an inmate through the Quick Collect Program may be sent via one of the following ways:

    1) At an agent location with cash: The inmate’s family or friends must complete a Quick Collect Form. Click here to view a sample Quick Collect Form. To find the nearest agent, they may call 1-800-325-6000 or go to http://www.westernunion.com.

    2) By phone using a credit/debit card: The inmate’s family or friends may simply call 1-800-634-3422 and press option 2.

    3) ONLINE using a credit/debit card: The inmate’s family and friends may go to http://www.westernunion.com and select “Quick Collect”.

    For each Western Union Quick Collect transaction, the following information must be provided:

    1) Valid Inmate Eight Digit Register Number (9027905436SIDDIQUI entered with no spaces or dashes and immediately followed by Inmate’s Last Name)
    2) Committed Inmate Full Name entered on optional line (Aafia Siddiqui)
    3) Code City: FBOP
    4) State code: DC

    Please note that the inmate’s committed name and eight digit register number must be entered correctly. If the sender does not provide the correct information, the transaction cannot be completed. The Code City is always FBOP and the State Code is always DC.

    Each transaction is accepted or rejected at the point of sale. The sender has the sole responsibility of sending the funds to the correct inmate. If an incorrect register number and/or name are used and accepted and posted to that inmate, funds may not be returned.

    Any questions or concerns regarding Western Union transfers should be directed to Western Union by the sender (general public). Questions or concerns should not be directed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    For additional information concerning inmate Commissary account deposit procedures, please see the Bureau of Prisons Trust Fund/Warehouse/Laundry Manual (PS 4500.04) or 28 CFR Parts 506 and 540. For information concerning a specific deposit, please contact Federal Bureau of Prisons’ staff at 202-307-2712 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET.
    Further information about a fund to enable Aafia’s family in Pakistan to visit her and to assist her legal defence will be provided shortly.

  6. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME OF THE HEARING HAS CHANGED – STARTS AT 10am.

    Host:
    Cage Prisoners

    Protest

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    9:30am – 11:00am

    Location:

    Magistrates Court, 5th Floor,
    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    500 Pearl Street
    Manhattan, NY

    contact@cageprisoners.com

    Description

    The hearing is on 3rd 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. It will be held in the Magistrates Court, 5th floor.

    The hearing will start at 10am.

    Although it is called preliminary examination, Aafia will likely be indicted before then and arraigned on her indictment on that day. Currently, the hearing is scheduled for magistrate’s court on the 5th floor. Magistrate’s court is small, but they will likely move the hearing to a larger courtroom if a large number of people attend as they did at a previous hearing. If she is indicted, a judge will be assigned and it will likely be moved to that judge’s courtroom. The judge may also change the time (and date) of the hearing. Any further changes will be posted as soon as they are known but may be as late as the day before the hearing.

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  10. Omar says:

    I just want to say that all muslims are responsible for the condition of Dr Aafia and her children. I would request her to forgive us for our ignorance. Indeed her pain and suffering can not be imagined and unprecedented.May Allah help her and give us courage to run towards Allah.

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