Justice Denied: The Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui with Clive Stafford Smith

Justice Denied: The Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui with Clive Stafford Smith
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Join us for a discussion with Clive Stafford Smith, lawyer and founder of the Justice League, to examine the injustice that followed Pakistani neuroscientist, Dr. Aafia Siddique. This event will be chaired by Raza Kazim.

WHEN: Thursday, 13 June 2024, 6.30pm BST
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop (202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA) or watch live on YouTube, Facebook, and IHRC.TV.
TICKETS: book your seats here

FREE EVENT
Refreshments provided
Prayer facilities available

Please contact events@ihrc.org with any queries.

 

About the event:

A highly educated academic and mother of three, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is serving an 86-year sentence for the attempted murder of two US officials in Afghanistan in 2008—a charge that is very clearly dubious. Her whereabouts prior to this incident remain unclear, and the fate of her youngest son, Suleman, who disappeared following her detention in 2003, remains unknown. The case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui highlights the extreme injustice and human rights violations of US foreign policy.

Clive Stafford Smith, Siddiqui’s lawyer, has dedicated his career to challenging these injustices. With a record of securing the release of 86 Guantánamo Bay prisoners, Clive continues to fight for those still detained.

About the speaker: 

Clive Stafford Smith JD OBE is a dual UK-US national, the founder and director of  the Justice League a non-profit human rights training centre focused on fostering the next generation of advocates. He previously founded and directed the legal action charities Reprieve (in London), and LCAC (in New Orleans). Since 1984 he has helped to represent over 400 people facing execution in the US and elsewhere, as well as bringing the first challenge to Guantánamo Bay, where he has secured the release of 85 detainees, and continues to assist the remaining 30. He has recently taken on the case of Aafia Siddiqui, the woman who has most suffered from the US rendition to torture program. He has been based back in the UK since 2004, though must of his work remains in the US. In 2000, he was awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for “services to humanity”.

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