Published On: Mon, Nov 12th, 2018

Dr #Aafia #Siddiqui’s family continues to be in the dark even as #Pakistan vows to bring her back – Foreign Minister says diplomatic efforts in place to ensure she returns home from #US #prison

Expressing disappointment at the lack of proactivity on part of the government, the family of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist imprisoned in the US, said on Sunday that while it was within their scope to ensure her release, the authorities had done nothing substantial to initiate the process and were instead issuing empty statements to the media.

Dr Aafia’s, 46, was convicted in 2010 of seven counts of attempted murder, and assault of US personnel in Afghanistan. She is serving an 86-year jail term at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

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