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.
HOW TO SEND MAIL, PUBLICATIONS, AND MONEY TO AAFIA SIDDIQUI
AAFIA SIDDIQUI # 90279-054
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Kunstler at email@example.com or call:
The Law Office of Elizabeth M Fink
36 Plaza Street Suite 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For UK Residents:
See other action-alert on CagePrisoners.com JUSTICE FOR AAFIA SIDDIQUI PROTEST here