Sign the online petition to U.S. and Pakistani government officials urging Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s immediate repatriation to Pakistan.
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a citizen of Pakistan. She was not charged with committing any crime on U.S. soil, nor is she a U.S. citizen. Dr. Siddiqui, serving an 86-year sentence in federal prison in Carswell, Texas, was not charged with terrorism, nor was she ever charged with injuring or harming anyone anywhere. She is a victim of terrible life-threatening injuries. She should not have been extradited to the U.S. or put on a show trial in the U.S. She should not be held in solitary confinement.
Siddiqui and her family have repeatedly maintained that she and her three young children were kidnapped in March 2003 and that, while in U.S. custody, she was tortured and held in isolation for five years in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui holds a place in the hearts of people of conscience internationally, irrespective of their faith, nationality or location. Her case represents the U.S. policy of secret rendition and the many disappeared and missing in Pakistan. March 2013 marks the 10th year of Dr. Siddiqui’s political imprisonment – five years of secret imprisonment and torture overseas, and five years of imprisonment under unconstitutional conditions in the United States.
There is immense international outrage about the past torture and the present conditions of Dr. Siddiqui’s imprisonment. The campaign to secure the repatriation of Dr. Siddiqui to Pakistan has the support of millions of people in Pakistan.