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)
THE PEACE THRU JUSTICE FOUNDATION
UNITED NATIONAL ANTIWAR COALITION (UNAC)
And the former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark