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Thursday, July 14, 2011
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ISLAMABAD: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, imprisoned in a US jail on terrorism charges, on Wednesday sought help from the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, for bringing her sister back to Pakistan.


She has filed an application in the Supreme Court after meeting with its Registrar Dr Faqir Hussain. She pleaded that her sister had been sentenced to 86 years for a crime she never committed. “Her conviction, in a carefully framed trail, avoided any background of the kidnapping of Aafia and her children from Karachi in 2003,” Fauzia said.


She further contended that the trial of her sister was illegal and her transfer from Pakistan to Afghanistan and then to USA was illegal and against every international law.


Fauzia said that despite a ruling of the IHC, Aafia’s case was neither taken to the International Court of Justice nor was it raised in the UN. Similarly, a ruling of the LHC to use diplomatic efforts has also been ignored. She sought the help of the chief justice of Pakistan regarding her sister.