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Join the Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC) for a rally outside the US embassy to protest 7 years of detention and abuse, and the impending threat of a life sentence in prison.

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Forwarded from: justiceforaafia.org
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13 August 2010

Forwarded Alert: UK –JFAC London- THE LAST STAND

AAFIA - THE LAST STAND
Her Sentencing... Your Judgement Day
 
Sunday August 15th 2010
 
Rally From 5pm
Followed by IFTAR & TARAWEEH PRAYER

US Embassy

24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

Nearest Station: Marble Arch

On August 16th 2010, Aafia Siddiqui was due to be sentenced in the US for a crime she did not commit. Her sentencing was recently postponed for the fourth time to September 23rd. Join the Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC) for a rally outside the US embassy to protest 7 years of detention and abuse, and the impending threat of a life sentence in prison.

Free Iftar Provided.

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Speakers include:

Bruce Kent, Pax Christi

Liz Davies, Chair, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyyers

Rabia Zia, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf

Omar Deghayes, Former Detainee, Guantanamo Justice Centre

Sultan Sabri, Human Rights Lawyer

Uthman Lateef, Hittin Institute

Hamza Tzortzis, iERA

Manjinder Virk, Actress

Nazreen Nawaz, HTB

Massoud Shadjareh, IHRC

Messages of support from Gareth Peirce and Lord Nazir Ahmed

Qiyaam (night prayers) will be led by former prisoner Faraj Hassan Alsaadi. Faraj Hassan is a haafidh al-Qur'aan who studied riwayah Qaalun 'an Naafi' in Libya and thereafter travelled to Pakistan where he obtained ijaaza in the Riwayah of Hafs 'an 'Aasim and studied the riwayah of Khalaf 'an Hamza. He is currently still studying the remainder of the Qira'aat.

What response will you give when asked: where were you?
Stand with Aafia before your standing on Judgement Day.
 
info@justiceforaafia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.justiceforaafia.org

Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, along with her three children, disappeared in Karachi in March 2003. Their whereabouts were unknown for the next five years. Throughout this time, Aafia was held without charge and abused whilst in secret detention. Former Bagram prisoners testified to the presence of a female prisoner with the number ‘650’, whose horrific screams they would hear.

Following demands for her recovery by human rights organisations and the Pakistani public, Aafia resurfaced in Afghanistan in August 2008, framed with the attempted murder of US personnel. Transferred to the US, Aafia was convicted in a shocking miscarriage of justice, despite the conflicting testimony of the soldiers and lack of evidence - no gun residue from the rifle, no trace of fingerprints on the rifle, no bullet shells in the room or bullet holes on the walls. Despite the prosecution admitting Aafia was not a member of al-Qaeda or linked to any terrorist group, she was for all intents and purposes, tried as such. She will be sentenced on 16th August and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Since her conviction, she has been denied access to phone calls, mail, and any visits, in the interests of ‘national security’. Whilst the two elder children were released in 2008 and 2010 respectively, the whereabouts of her youngest child, Suleman - only six months old at the time of the abduction - remain unknown, although it is believed that he may have been killed in US custody.

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN... HOW TO HELP AAFIA BEFORE SEPTEMBER 23rd:

REQUEST AAFIA’S IMMEDIATE REPATRIATION TO PAKISTAN

Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001, Tel: 202-353-1555, Email: AskDoJ@usdoj.gov This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington DC 20520, Tel: +1 202 647 4000, Fax: +1 202 261 8577, Email: questions@friendsofhillary.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, President's Secretariat, Islamabad, PAKISTAN, Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tel 92-51-9204801-9214171, Fax 92-51-9207458

Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Prime Minister House, Islamabad, PAKISTAN, Fax: + 92 51 9221596, Email: secretary@cabinet.gov.pk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mr. Rehman Malik, Minister of Interior, Room No. 404, 4th Floor, R Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad, PAKISTAN, Fax: +92 51 920 2624, Tel: +92 51 9921 2026, E-mail: minister@interior.gov.pk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , ministry.interior@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , interior.complaintcell@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: +92 51 921 0335, Fax: +92 51 920 7600, Email: spokesman@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , smhq148@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

WRITE TO AAFIA

Use our new Aafia postcard to send her a Ramadhan or Eid greeting.

Aafia Siddiqui # 90279-054, MDC Brooklyn, Metropolitan Detention Center, PO Box 329002, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Letters can also be emailed to letters@justiceforaafia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Email a message of support to her family support@justiceforaafia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DONATE

BANK: Lloyds TSB Bank
ACCONT NAME: Justice For Aafia Coalition
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41160960
SORT CODE: 30-94-42
IBAN: GB37LOYD30944241160960
SWIFT: LOYDGB21112

Organise events. Ask your local mosque to dedicate the Friday sermon in the run up to the sentencing

Write to the media

Wear our JFAC ‘650’ badge and a purple awareness ribbon in solidarity with Aafia

Change your Facebook profile to the JFAC logo in an online protest in the run up to the sentencing.

Volunteer for JFAC
 
 ABOUT JFAC

JUSTICE FOR AAFIA COALITION (JFAC), an umbrella organisation aiming to unite all concerned individuals and organisations to ensure justice for Aafia , was formed in the wake of Aafia’s conviction in February 2010 by a group of Muslim women activists in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Membership is open to all, irrespective of faith and location and currently spans five continents.

 To join the campaign:

info@justiceforaafia.org

www.justiceforaafia.org

Source: http://justiceforaafia.org/

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