HAWWA KI BETI! DAUGHTER OF HAWWA.
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It is believed that in 2003, Aafia was… You may be aware of the plight of our sister Aafia Siddiqui, hafidhah of the Qur’an, a devoted mother and practising Muslim, who dedicated her life to spreading the religion of God and assisting fellow Muslims.
It is believed that in 2003, Aafia was abducted at the behest of American intelligence from Pakistan, along with her children, the youngest of whom was just six months old. Aafia and her lawyers maintain that she was held in secret US detention and tortured and abused in this time, along with her children - a claim that is corroborated by former prisoners at Bagram. After five years of denying knowledge of her whereabouts, the US claims that she allegedly emerged in Afghanistan. She was shot by US soldiers and then tried and convicted despite the absence of any physical evidence against her and the conflicting testimonies presented during the trial.
Our sister now faces life in prison. Only one of her children has been released, while the whereabouts of the two youngest remain unknown. From the time she was transferred to the US to date she has been subject to humiliating and degrading strip and cavity searches in prison and is now being denied jail visits and communication with the outside world, including her immediate family.
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