US offers agreement for Dr Aafia's extradition: Report

Under the agreement, Aafia to stay imprisoned in Pakistan for 86 years.

Web Desk July 21, 2013
Dr Aafia Siddiqui was convicted in a US court on terror charges. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: According to an Iranian TV, the US has offered Pakistan to sign a prisoner swap agreement for the extradition of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Express News reported on Sunday.

The agreement states that Aafia will have to stay imprisoned in Pakistan for the number of years she was sentenced to in the US.

The news report claimed that the interior ministry has formed a task force to look into this offer.

Aafia was sentenced to 86 years on September 23, 2010 after she was found guilty on seven counts, including attempted murder. She is currently being held at an American maximum security prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

Aafia, whose conviction was widely criticised in Pakistan, was sentenced by US District Judge Richard Berman.

She was arrested in July 2008 by Afghan police, who said she was carrying 900 grams of sodium cyanide and crumpled notes referring to mass casualty attacks and New York landmarks.

According to US prosecutors, the day after her arrest, she grabbed an M-4 rifle in her interrogation room and started shooting while yelling “death to America.”

No US agents or soldiers were hit, but Siddiqui was shot and wounded in response, the US prosecutors had said.


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farooq | 10 years ago | Reply

@every one of you who calling Dr. Affia a "Terrorist"

she might have done some things bad to US that doesn't mean she is worst muslim this term "Terrorist" was allways use for any other country/person who opposes US ideas of killing/controling people or countries. and you all are following the same line of Pakistani Media.

In my openion Dr.Shakil Afridi is terrorist and an Agent.

Living in west, listening to most of you gibrishing about Dr. Affia it feels its all working for USA. Speaking the language of US backed serian girl who turned out to be a fake bloger from Canada and thinking the same way.

farooq | 10 years ago | Reply

@Kamran: where you got this from? we have been hearng since her arrest she is innocent.

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