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Dr. Afia’s health serious – bullet wound, kidney removed & battered nose, children missing

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that due to a bullet wound and removal of one kidney, Dr. Afia Siddiqui health is in a serious condition, but no medical assistance has been provided to her whilst she has been in American custody in New York.

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UPDATED INFORMATION:

After the case of Dr. Afia was issued (AHRC-UAC-167-2008) and became part of public discourse, the government of the United States claimed that she was arrested on 17 July 2008, which does nothing to explain her whereabouts since March 2003.

It is reported that she was brought to Pakistan in February 2008 to convince her to become a government witness against Khalid Shiek Mohammad – a high profile Al-Quaida leader and allegedly one of the masterminds of the September 11 attacks, who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay prison. As the case against Khalid Shiekh Mohammad is about to start the American forces need the assistance of Dr. Afia Siddiqui to convict him. Dr. Afia was allegedly severely tortured in Karachi, Pakistan in order to secure her compliance.

She was produced before a New York court where she had to be assisted into the hearing. It is reported that her health is in a serious condition due to the bullet wound she suffered after reportedly trying to attack one of her guards, but no medical assistance has been provided to her while she has been in American custody in New York.

According to the information received from a local human rights organisation in Pakistan, her kidney was removed while she was in custody in the United States. A closer look at the picture shows evidence of the years of physical abuse; there are dark circles under her eyes, and her nose was apparently broken at some stage and has been badly set. It is a picture of a severely dehydrated person in desperate need of medical attention.

In addition, although one son is with Dr. Afia but the whereabouts of her two other children still remain unknown. All three of her children were kidnapped along with Dr. Afia when she was taken by Pakistani intelligence officers on March 30, 2003. Her two children who remain missing were not with her when she was shifted to a governor’s house in Afghanistan, for a brief stop over prior to her journey to New York, under heavy security. When she was being taken aboard a special plane there was no female security officer to provide support or assistance to her, and it was reported she fell down at least two times


44 Comments

  • hassan Abbas |

    These protest and rallies/petitions will hardly achieve anything.The Americans have become too hard nosed to be effected by such things.We need to start preparing to fight them,rather then remaining as their allies.Musharraf's policy of appeasement has not worked.Did we sacrifice to become a nuclear power ,to hand these to the Americans?

  • pakistani patriot |

    This entire story is hogwash as usual.

    The other two children are probably with the family- Dr.Fawzia “declined to comment” about them (because the entire siddiqui family seems to comprise of dishonest crooks).

    Dr. Afia is receiving appropriate medical care. As for how she got these- well I wouldn’t put extreme domestic violence past the new Al Qaeda husband she allegedly has.

  • Saeed Motiwala |

    If you can stop an evil with your power, you should. Otherwise, if you can speak out against it, you should. Not being able to do either of the above, you should atleast despise it as evil in your heart (and this is the lowest level of imaan). Not even despising it with one’s heart implies that one does not have imaan.

    Lets just do what we can, for surely, it is better than doing nothing. The end results are in the Hands of Allah SWT.

  • Teeth Maestro |

    @Pakistani Patriot: One comment I too must agree with you – Dr Fawzia “declined to comment on the two children” that says a lot – and I too suspect that the two children are with the family – but sadly one must feel for the elder kid who was also imprisoned in Afghanistan. Whatever the issues – its sad

  • Saeed Motiwala |

    FYI, I sent an email through the automated appeals tool of the AHRC provided above. Most, if not all, of the emails sent by them through this tool bounced. No point in using it.

  • d0ct0r |

    if two kids are not kidnapped and are living(hiding)with the family then too it doesn’t absolve Americans who are wagging a sham war on terror for the crimes they committed,they have tortured and humiliated her,she being American citizen have more rights then us Pakistanis,so her lawyers better work hard and get the American administration pinned down and make them pay for their evildoings.

    her ex husband also has played a major role in her miseries , feeding Americans info(right or wrong only god knows) which lead to her getting into all the troubles.

  • Asif |

    i think she’s innocent , really, i am keep searching everything about her, and after reading all about her, i can just say that she might be innocent until they just prove her guilty, FBI just want any issue about al qaeda..
    damn she’s been used like a used less dummy..this is not fair man… i pray to god, never do punish somebody in life like this really..just look at her old pic and the recent pic.. and bloody american had removed her one kidney…

  • MALIK AMAN |

    innocent or not ,she’s a women and the way she is treated is so sick

  • Jusathot |

    These beasts never really had a case that could stand up to scrutiny in any court of law (except of course, in an kangaroo court). All along they knew that their diamond story and other mumbo-jumbo accusations would easily fall apart. Hence, this amended new script about Dr Afia shooting with M4 rifle at two American military officers and was shot back and all that crap. The sad part is that only a miracle can help her from these bloody and vicious monsters. Nevertheless, lets do what we can and for those who are not able to must offer dua’s and making sure this issue is NOT put on the back burners!

  • hassan Abbas |

    I agree we have to carry on with building the momentum like we are-I don’t mean we should stop this.All I am trying to say is the americans have so much to hide in this case-and in many others as well- that it is more then likely they will either allow her to die ,or to put her away in jail for the rest of her life….so we must get ready to fight them while we are in that position…..we will be forced into it by them any way even if we don’t want to…..

    As for those who think she might be guilty ;I will only say even if she were does it allow the americans to rape,torture ,shoot at her and lie about her for five years without a trial.And if even now the charges they leveled against her for holding her in the first place are nowhere-and a concocted story of the type any third rate thanedar of the subcontinent makes every day in this region turn out to be the only charges…and what about her teenage child ,remember he must have been a minor five years ago…why did the americans hold him?

  • hassan Abbas |

    Pakistani patroit! You seem to prefer airing conjecture in favour of the americans rather then facing the stark cold reality of their criminal and unjust handling of the case.The american commanders need to be tried as war criminals for this.

  • Maryam Hassan |

    ” Where is America’s war on terror??” … Is this less than terror… ?? Americans and the Pakistani government together have become ruthless … they should not announce that they are fighting for a cause against terror.. this is indeed a war FOR TERROR!!

  • Jusathot |

    BEWARE! There are efforts currently underway, including the “nura kushti” under the joint auspicious of the beastly uncle sam and our opportunistic generals and self-righteous and corrupt politicians – who do their darnedest to keep us distracted, confused and remain unorganised and in a mess. They together with some so-called patriots amongst us – who needs enemies!

  • hassan Abbas |

    I am surprised at these political leaders of ours,both Zardari and Nawaz have shown too little concern at what the Americans have done- or to support the cry over the issue of the people of Pakistan whom they claim to represent.And as for that doll who is our information minister who herself and whose media should have been at the forefront of this fight to awaken world awareness to the grave injustice to Dr.Aafia – I wish the Taliban capture her.On second thought that would be too good a fate for her since the Taliban always treated their lady prisinors most honorably!

    And what about our lawyers and Bar associations – I would have thought this issue would have been as important if not more then that of restoring our chief Justice.Moreover they have ample legal qualifications to assist in a most effective manner.Why are they so inactive? What a rot this older generation is? The only hope left is truly motivated Islamic youth/fighters.

  • KarimG |

    To Pakistani (American) Patriot: Frankly I don't know this lady nevertheless her plight is of concern as of any human being. But the larger issue is that how is it that you have concluded that she is on the wrong. I mean for heavens sake don't we know enough about the American interventions, total disregard for peoples' nations' and countries' democratic rights through out the history. How is it that after 60 years of Palestinian ocuupation paid for and supported by Americans, bloody coups in all the continents, particularly, not exclusively, in central and south America, people like you still appear from the woodworks to defend their actions. Mr. American Patriot, who gave us Jehad: (Zia+Saudis+Mossad+CIA), who gave us Mujahedin: (Zia+Saudis+Mossad+CIA), who is Taleban: (Son of Mujahedin), who is Alquik quik (creation of Mossad+CIA), who gave us the lie of Gulf of Tonkin: (you guessed it CIA) that resulted in devastation of Vietnam+Laos+Cambodia and Thailand became the brothel of Asia as bi-product, who planned and financed the coup against the first democratic government in Iran (you guesses it again CIA), who sold us the story of WMD in Iraq and has killed millions since (need I continue!) A lot of people on these boards talk about her innocence, innocent of what? Fact is today CIA-MI5-MOSSAD have created an enviornement where the going rate is people of brown skin and Muslim names are either "with us" or "against us". I guess a lot of us are struggling to jump on each other's shoulder to make in the line of "with us". Good Lick…Pakistani Patriot

  • d0ct0r |

    Watch this documentary film if you can its available on torrents

    Taxi to the dark side :

    The film focuses around the murder in custody of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar.Dilawar was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Bagram Air Base.
    it examines America’s policy on torture and interrogation in general, specifically the CIA’s use of torture and their research into sensory deprivation

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_to_the_Dark_Side
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0854678/

  • jamal khan |

    it is shamefull moment for all punjabi so called pakistanis who say themselves muslims and true pakistanis but i must say that these basterds are true napakistanis and illegal sons of M.A.jinnah

  • Tariq Aziz |

    Assalamo Allikum,
    Although we all do have right to say what ever we considered is the right perspective. However how we are extending the debate…???first of all we all should thank to another daughter (converted Muslim Britisher) of Muslim Ummah Ms.Maryam (Ivon Ridley) who first highlighted Dr.Aafia by confirming her extremly miserable and pathatic presence in Bagraam Air Base Jail being the only female prisoner in.Simply the two pictures of her, one she holding the degree at her University convocation reflecting full of life as it should be and the one pasted on this blog………………….The difference is so self explanatory that we being the youngsters Pakistani Muslim find no place on earth to breath………how a Muslim can live without the feelings of dignity/self respect and feelings of hammiyyat and ghairatt………….but we are………..and even the lowest level of human dignity alone rather than imaan can’t help feeling of disgrace/embarrassment/shamefulness Muslims…………we all should make a collective istaghfaar otherwise no once can escape that Day Of Judgment for which it is clearly announced and we being Muslims are suppose to believe that day each and every thing would be absolutely justified……….may ALLAH bless the right thinking perspective and courage to practice it accordingly……!!!!!!!

  • Silence |

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=16527

    Sunday, August 10, 2008

    By Usman Manzoor

    ISLAMABAD: Another debate has erupted after Barrister Iqbal Jafferi’s petition in the Islamabad High Court in which he has submitted that a huge amount of bounty money was received for handing over Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    Barrister Jafferi, in his petition filed on August 8, has accused President Pervez Musharraf’s son, Bilal Musharraf, of taking the bounty money that the FBI had announced for the head of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

    The petition was filed to ask the court to direct the government to get Aafia back from the Americans and if the Pakistani doctor was guilty then she must be put on trial in Pakistan.

    Meanwhile, a lawyer from the USA who knows Dr Aafia since her university days, told this correspondent on condition of anonymity that a huge sum of money was pocketed while handing over the FBI-wanted Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the US forces. She said that it was not known who collected that reward money from the FBI but someone gathered dollars for Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

    She said that though the charges against Dr Aafia were ‘rubbish’ but the Americans would never let her go. “We have the examples of Aimal Kansi and an Italian underworld don after whose execution Italy stopped extraditing prisoners to the USA,” said the American lawyer adding, “Aafia has been put in a New York jail; was produced before a judge in New York and would be heard before a judge in New York while the public sentiment in New York was so anti-Aafia that the dailies have started calling Aafia a suicide bomber.”

    She said that under such circumstances it was not possible to conduct a fair trial and the government in Pakistan must tell the US government to extradite its citizen to her homeland. The lawyer from the USA said that the issue was not of the innocence of Dr Aafia but in fact a trial could not be fair in New York.

    Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, while talking to The News said that she would not blame anyone for what has happened to her sister. “From me and my family, we do not blame any Muslim for what has been happening to our sister for the last five years; Our Allah will take revenge for us,” said the weeping lady adding, “The government had been in contact with us during the last five years and has been saying that Dr Aafia would be back in a few days.” She said that the government had been informing the aggrieved family that Dr Aafia was fine with her three children but the way she appeared in the court in New York has shaken the entire ill-fated family. “Now we have been told that all the three children were fine but looking at Aafia’s condition we fear that the children might be in danger,” said the sister of Dr Aafia.

    She said that the way the whole nation has supported them, especially the media, and she had become more proud of being a Pakistani. “It is immaterial who handed over Aafia to the FBI but I am proud of being a Pakistani after looking at the support from the civil society and the media and my heart wishes that I should go out and shout at the top of my voice that I am a proud Pakistani, a nation which has stood by its daughter.”

    She said that she did not know if anyone has taken the bounty money for Dr Aafia and would not point fingers at anyone. “What I want is to bring Aafia back to Pakistan and I beg the media and the government to do something for Aafia and bring her back,” Dr Fauzia Siddiqui said adding, “the Americans would send her to jail for 40 years then what would we do? Aafia was not a green card holder then why she was being tried in New York?”

    Meanwhile, Amna Masood Janjua, the lady representing the heirs of missing persons in Pakistan, said that Musharraf has taken money for handing over innocent Pakistanis to American forces and he has admitted it in his book too. She said that the government should stand up for the daughter of the soil and bring Aafia back to Pakistan.

    Barrister Iqbal Jafferi, who is 70 years old and suffers from prostate cancer, was not available for comments.

  • Musfera Islam |

    Its a moment of disgust for all muslims and pakistani.where are sons of Mohammad Bin Qasim,Hajaj Bin Yusuf and Salahuddin Ayubi? why they don’t listen her screams?is there any thing left to happen which can wake Pakistani authorities from such a deep sleep?

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  • haji sahib |

    if musharaf is staying more that kind of issues stand again and agaian. i am with her. and pray for her and my country.

  • Unaiza Fatima |

    Pakistan was a heaven on Earth before Musharraf and will be so once again once Musharraf is gone…we know it! we know it!!
    Zardari told us Musharraf looted millions of aid Dollars. Yeah we believe it as Zardari said so. We must believe what he has to say…he is a clean and credible politician.
    Ron Suskind wrote in his book that Musharraf warned Benazir of consequences if she does not comply with him. Yes, he is rightly speaking the truth, because he is a Pulitzer prize-winning author. If Salman Rushdie says so, it will be an even more truthful fact…he won Booker prize after all. Oh I forgot, he won Knighthood too.

  • Hussain |

    Asalamoalaikum all,
    First of all I totally agree with Hassan and Maryam,the fall of that building has been one of the best plans usa ever had, it gave them an alibi to kill the muslim men and rape the muslim woman freely and fairly. Is this what the a soldiers are taught in their training? Is this the form of justice? She has been brutally molested over and over and some of you still think she is yet to be punished. A woman so called connected to al-qaeda, a story I am not ready to believe under any circumstances. Check out her educational carreer, she was a Phd at thirty. A Nuero Scientist!!! and the most wanted on the FBI list, what a grand match!
    this is not a war against terrorism, terror has been created under this false name.
    I wish we would follow some ethnic and moral values no matter what the situation, if so no man would ever treat a woman the way Dr. Afia has been served.
    I hate Musharraf for handing the citizens of Pakistan over to another country for better justice. Did Pakistan not have smart attorneys or they were afraid their bars are too week to keep the prisoners in…

  • Ghazanfar Rizvi |

    This is what can not expect from any human being specialy from USA,what they have done to Daughter of Pakistan Dr.Afia Siddiqui.
    In several casese you see that when talban arrested Briten or US women they pay full respect,but look USA what you have have done to our daughter,simply we can say shame on you and your human rights.

  • Ayesha Zia Siddiqui |

    Raise your voices with me.
    SOURCE OF ALL EVIL…………”USA”
    you exhibit and enjoy the plight of the innocents,
    but wait and sow more seeds of evil america,
    coz a day will come when Allah will trigger your demise
    and I WILL SEE THAT YOU LAUGH THEN…….. I can only hope that you have enough plight to save yourself then……..
    which i say happily you will have none,

  • Momina |

    Wake up MUSLIMS!!! Its a great shame on the men of muslim world that a woman is screaming and no one is helping her. Muslim men used to give thier lives to save muslim women. You all are COWARDS!!!! May Allah save her and Be Merciful to her.

  • Shaikh Abdullah |

    This is a test case for American judiciary, civil societies, human activists and associations.

  • Monica Dhar |

    Pleaseee stopppp All this why a women Being Tortureddddddddd Whys she … she is a scientist i mean leave her Please cant u seeee she is innocent Dont hurt her agin n agin U r killing Feminity

  • sahar |

    Nations like us, who sell their daughters like this, are doomed.You can see for yourself, now america is ready to attack pakistan , if our rulers kept up the facade for the nation and keep behaving as they are now,Aafia story would be every womans story in pakistan.Dont forget what happened to the citizens of baghdad at the hands of tatars, after they kept compromising.

  • ehtsham |

    WE SHOULD FIGHT WITH AMERICA FOR DAUGHTER OF OUR NATION EVEN IF EVERY ONE IN THIS COUNTRY EMBRASES SHAHDAT. THIS FIGHT SHOULD CONTINUE AGINST AMERICA, ITS PAKISTANI DOGS AND AFGHANIS TILL ALL THE CRIMINALS ARE ALSO HANDED OVER TO PAKISTAN.

  • Jerry Roy |

    Hello All,

    So much hate for America here. I am American, I have children and love them as you do. I feel pain when you cut me and I bleed red just like you. I do not hate Pakistani or Indian or Muslim. I hate what is done in the name of GOD and those who would want to detroy my freedom to live my Life according to what the True and Living God has granted me. Is it right to steal from me what is not your to take? Jesus said a war is coming and the war will be the entire world. He said in Matthew chapter 24 in the Bible that no one will survive the coming wars unless he (Jesus) himself intervenes.”

    Matthew 24:22
    “Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.”

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:21-27;&version=31;

    • change |

      Assalamoalikom,

      I am Pakistani student.I read your comments,I have read 1 time such a comments about Ialam or Pakistan.We Pakistani usually blame America FOR all going situation in Pakistan or entire world.I want to know the general image of Pakisan in America

  • AUSTRALIA2PK |

    PATRIOT THINK WHAT U WILL DO IF SAME THING HAPPEN WITH UR MOTHER SISTER WIFE U MUST BE LICKING EGGS OF FBI AGENTS IN USA BARKING WITHOUT LOGIC’S DIE IN IRAQ WITH THEM IN FAKE WAR OF TERROR TO CRUSH MUSLIMS ALL OVER THE WORLD AFTER ALL KNOWS 911 WAS COMPLETE INSIDE JOB NOW AFIA SOLDED FOR DOLLARS BY ISI DIRTY UGLY CROW MUSHARRAF FOR THE SAKE OF DOLLARS WHO ALREADY DESTROYED COUNTRY LIKE HELL DAILY SUICIDE BLASTS PRICE HIKES INTERNAL WARS BROKEN ROADS HOPE SAME HAPPEN WITH SAHBA WIFE AND DAUGHTER OF MUSHARRAF LIVING IN KARACHI AND BASTARD SON BILAL ENJOYING LIFE IN USA AS HIS FATHERS SOLD THE WHOLE NATION ON USA WAITING SOME ONE FUK MUSHARRAF OR HIS WIFE DAUGHTER OR HIS SON ELSE IT WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN TIL BRING HIM IN COURT AND PUNISH HIM TO HANG HIM TO DEATH

  • rabia siddiq |

    i just want to say that the americans included our government all are terrorist.the condition of dr.afia is very bad,i can just pray for him to become normal and find her children.

  • nighat suhail |

    im very much surprised that we are living still in such a dark age. in a so called civilised modern society.No wounder if i say 'Might Is Right'saying is not finished.

  • SaMeEr AhMeD |

    America Will Be Pay for his Wrong Doing I am Fully Sure About that May Allah Blessed Dr.Afia

  • ainy |

    sister aafia!now we could not do anything..but our parayrs are wiyh u!

    our pakistani leaders can do everything but they are only ignoring this isshu…

    may Allah help you afia.aameen