|Who is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui - The Ghost of Bagram, Prisoner 650...?|
Dr. Aafia is a mother, a daughter and a sister. Aafia and her children were abducted while traveling. For years they have been detained on suspicion. She has been separated from what matters the most to any loving mother, her children. To date, the whereabouts of her two younger children are unknown.
We are Dr. Aafia's family:
We have been kept in the dark about Aafia and her children. We have not known until recently if our grandson/nephew was alive and we still await news of our grandchildren/niece and nephew's condition or whereabouts.
Today, as her case makes international news, our stance is simple. Unexplained detention, suffering and isolation have too long been this family's burden. Justice, humane treatment and due process are luxuries long denied to Aafia and her young children, replaced with abuse and imprisonment without formal charges. So today, we ask for all that is left, to pick up the pieces: