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The March Initiatives- 3 Rallies for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

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March 30, 2013 will mark 10 years that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been engulfed in an unending regime of brutal political imprisonment. As part of the international Free Aafia Movement’s “10 DAYS FOR 10 YEARS” campaign, the U.S. branch of this international quest for justice will afford supporters of Aafia in America with three opportunities to contribute to this very important campaign.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
What: An Aafia Support Rally
Where: The Embassy of Pakistan
3517 International Court
Washington, DC 20008
Time: 3:00 to 5:00
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
What: A Protest Rally
Where: US District Court
501 W. 10th Street
Fort Worth, Texas
(At the intersection of 10th & Lamar Streets, across from Burnette Park  )
Time: 3:00 TO 5:00
&
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
What: A Protest March & Rally
Where: FMC CARSWELL
Fort Worth, Texas
12 NOON

A Coalition of Conscience will hold a Press Conference & Support Rally

on Friday, March 8, 2013 (“International Women’s Day”) for

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Lynne Stewart, and Rachel Corrie

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This coming Friday, March 8, at 9 AM a press conference will be held in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The press conference will primarily focus on the cases of three women – Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Attorney Lynne Stewart, and the late Rachel Corrie.

 

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani national who came to America full of promise in 1990, only to be engulfed in a living nightmare 13 years later. She is a graduate of MIT and Brandeis University, with a PhD. in cognitive neuroscience. As an active young student at both universities – known for her commitment to Islam and humanitarian relief work – she became a person of suspicion after the 9/11 tragedy; that suspicion ultimately resulted in Dr. Siddiqui and her three young children (two, American born citizens) becoming targets of a rendition operation in March 2003. Dr. Siddiqui is currently imprisoned at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, under conditions that violate the US Constitution’s guarantee against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

There will be updates on the condition of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Attorney Lynne Stewart.  There will also be a special briefing on the ongoing quest for justice/accountability in the political murder of Rachel Corrie.

The Coalition of Conscience comprises (in Alphabetical order):

COALITION TO STOP FBI REPRESSION (CSFR)

FAMILIES UNITED FOR JUSTICE IN AMERICA (FUJA)

INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER (IAC)

NATIONAL COALITION TO PROTECT CIVIL FREEDOMS (NCPCF)

PAKISTAN-AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC FORUM (PADF)

PROJECT SALAM

THE PEACE THRU JUSTICE FOUNDATION

UNITED NATIONAL ANTIWAR COALITION (UNAC)

And the former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark

 

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Hena Zuberi is the Editor in Chief of Muslimmatters.org. She leads the DC office of the human rights organization, Justice For All, focusing on stopping the genocide of the Rohingya under Burma Task Force, advocacy for the Uighur people with the Save Uighur Campaign and Free Kashmir Action. She was a Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper which serves the DC Metro. Hena has worked as a television news reporter and producer for CNBC Asia and World Television News. Active in her SoCal community, Hena served as the Youth Director for the Unity Center. Using her experience with Youth, she conducts Growing Up With God workshops. hena.z@muslimmatters.org Follow her on Twitter @henazuberi.

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2 Comments

  1. We-miss-you-Aafia

    March 14, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Aafia Siddiqui’s mother spoke to Aafia on the phone last Ramadhaan, saying, “I find the oppressive situtation you are in unbearable.”

    Aafia replied, “I see the Messenger of Allaah (salAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallaam) in my dreams EVERY night. On one instant, he said to me, “tell your mother not to grieve, as that which Allaah has in store for her in the Hereafter, is better..”

    In another dream the Messenger of Allah (salAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallaam) took Aafia to meet his blessed wife ‘Aisha (RadiAllaahu anha) and said, “meet our daughter, Aafia”

    SubhanAllaah!! :'(!!! The daughter of the prophet salAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallaam!!! How many of us have seen the blessed prophet once in our dreams, let alone EVERY night?????

    “The power you gave them to torture me, rape me and every time allow them to search me naked. I’m dead. I was dead since the very first time I was raped, searched naked, each and every time you need to present me in court – I’m searched naked… Leave me alone or send me back to my country Pakistan.” [- Aafia Siddiqui]

    How can you sit back and do nothing, when the prophet SalAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallaam steps forth to console her? How can you sit back and do NOTHING?

    http://www.facebook.com/Free.Aafia.Siddiqui

    http://www.freeaafia.org/

  2. O H

    March 16, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Oh Allaah hasten the freedom of Muslims prisoners!

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