Afia Siddiqui sentenced for 86 years

US jails Pakistani scientist for 86 years

Aafia Siddiqui, the female Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to kill US military personnel, has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.

Siddiqui was being interrogated by US officials in Afghanistan when she grabbed a rifle and opened fire, shouting “death to Americans”.

Prosecutors in New York called her an al-Qaeda sympathiser and sought life imprisonment. …

Read more >> BBC

2 thoughts on “Afia Siddiqui sentenced for 86 years”

  1. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui – no help from Pakistan’s Ambassador

    It appears that (Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US) Mr. Haqqani has been active behind the scenes in complicating Dr. Siddiqui’s case. Several American and British journalists say Ambassador Haqqani has been briefing them off-the-record about Dr. Siddiqui’s guilt. Ahmed Quraishi

  2. this is a very welcome development ,at last a terrorist has been awarded a minimum due punishment . I appreciate the courage and the transperency of judjment during this trial of the US justice system .

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