PAKISTAN/USA: Dr. Afia’s health

8 August 2008

[RE: AHRC-UAC-167-2008: PAKISTAN/USA: A lady doctor remains missing with her three children five years after her arrest]
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PAKISTAN/USA: Dr. Afia’s health is in serious condition and two of her children remain missing

ISSUES: Disappearance; rape; violence against women; torture; right to liberty and security; arbitrary arrest and detention; right to health

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that due to a bullet wound and removal of one kidney, Dr. Afia Siddiqui health is in a serious condition, but no medical assistance has been provided to her whilst she has been in American custody in New York.

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