Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Campaigners: No Time to Give Up

...in lower Manhattan, a mother, teacher and sister will stand in front of a New York City judge for her sentencing.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a woman whose life events over the past five years have more resembled the plot of a bestselling horror novel than the right to due process espoused by the leader of the free world. Yet even the most creative author would have not been able to chart the tangled web of deception and conspiracy that would come to light in this case, involving everything from kidnapping and secret prisons to the torture of young children and backdoor politics that weave between Washington, Islamabad and Kabul.

And in the middle of all of this is a woman. A mother. A teacher. A sister. An Activist. A Daughter.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will stand facing life in prison plus ten years on September 23rd…but she will not stand alone.

We will stand with her because she is our sister in faith and humanity

We will stand with her because we reject the establishment of secret prisons, the trampling of due process, the use of torture and the threatening of innocents unequivocally and in all of their forms.

We will stand with her because we must do so, for it is in the absence of those who would seek justice that injustice, fear mongering and bigotry prevail.


Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's Sentencing

09.23.10 @ 8:45 am

The Southern District Court of NY
500 Pearl Street Manhattan, NY
[In front of Judge Berman, Room 21 D]

TRAINS: J, M or Z to Chambers St. (north exit to Foley Sq.); #4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (north exit); A, C to Chambers; R, W to City Hall; 1, 2, 3 to Chambers; E or PATH to WTC; B, D to Grand St.



Be sure to see Andrew Purcell's special message in the post just below...

(photo of mother and child was found in the Public Domain internet cache here called Mother And Child Silhouette By: OCAL found by this blogger only)


  1. hi Connie,
    I hope this comment to mine finds you in best of health.
    Me and Zehra want to have you as a guest writer on our blog.
    So would be kind enough to write a post for our blog..?
    If you receive good feedback then we'll have even more of your post published if you wish.

    You can write anything you please but it would be nice if you wrote a bit about u in the beginning too.

    So,I'll wait for your post.You can send it as an e-mail on young_Pakistan@hotmail.com

  2. Hello Muhammad. I would be most honored to be featured as guest writer on your excellent and informative blog! Just give me a few more days. If you care to remind feel free. Thanx for asking.

  3. Hello to Zehra as well! I like what you both are doing.

  4. @Connie,thanks alot.
    Feel free and take your time.
    I'll wait for the post at the e-mail address.