Aafia Siddiqui is innocent: Farooq Sattar

MQM leader says Dr Aafia Siddiqui is innocent and demands that the United States release her.


Express September 26, 2010

KARACHI: Muttahaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday said that Dr Aafia Siddiqui is innocent and demanded that the United States release her.

Sattar was speaking to the media after visiting Dr Aafia's house. He said that the MQM strongly condemned the sentencing of Dr Aafia and that they will leave 'no stone unturned' to bring her back. He also said that the pain that Dr Aafia has gone through is also felt by the nation and not her family.

He demanded that the Obama administration should take back the case and release her immediately.

Earlier, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had called on the US to withdraw the sentence and release Dr Aafia.

Various voices in Pakistan have criticised and sympathised with Dr Aafia since the sentence.

COMMENTS (17)

basharat | 10 years ago | Reply Repatriation of convicted person , before expiry of the sentence , can take place , only in special circumstances . She must follow the legal course and file an appeal against the conviction and sentence . The sentence , prime facie is harsh which is very likely to be altered in her favour.
Jabbar Kakar | 10 years ago | Reply Afia Siddiqui is a convicted terrorist and she better stay where she has been lodged. She was given 86 years US visa by the court for her acts
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