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Please send Eid messages to Dr. Aafia
With the last 10 days of Ramadan approaching and as Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, please remember that Dr. Aafia and the thousands of political detainees like her and that many disappeared persons will be spending Eid in a solitary cell with no special friends, food or family.
We humbly request that supporters please take time from their busy schedules to send an Eid card to Dr. Aafia. The cards and letters are the only way she knows that she is not forgotten.
The address is:
AAFIA SIDDIQUI, #90279-054
Metropolitan Detention Center
Brooklyn, NY 11232
As always, please do NOT discuss her case or matters of political or legal nature.
Simple, sincere messages of support and friendship are most helpful.
An appeal for Prayers during the last 10 nights of Ramadan!
As the holy month of Ramadan enters into its final 10 days we ask Muslim supporters to please take a moment in their worship to also make a prayer for Dr. Aafia and all others like her who are suffering in silent oppression, separated from their loved ones.
The moments of reflection and sincere prayer cost nothing, except concern, remembrance and faith.
Updates on recent events - new songs and poems released
On the sixth of September at Karachi University an event was held to highlight Dr. Aafia's case. It was attended by thousands of people who signed up to support Dr. Aafia's campaign.
During a series of related and coordinated events, food was distributed to several hundred widows and orphans and an open Iftar was held at Dr. Aafia's family residence.
New songs remembering Dr. Aafia were released on the occasion of Defense of Pakistan Day (Sept. 6) in Pakistan and these will soon be available on the family website.
A book of poems about Dr. Aafia including some by her sister will soon be compiled and released.
On Sept. 02, 2009 the family of Dr. Aafia sponsored an Iftar for 100 persons in quiet remembrance of Dr. Aafia at a local Mosque in Houston.
One of Dr. Aafia's favorite Urdu poems is the classic poem written by the famous Urdu & Persian poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who is considered the national poet and the "Soul of Pakistan."
Listen to Bache Ki Du'a - A Child's Prayerhere, as sung by Nayyara Noor.
Up coming events:
1) Iftar in Houston, TX for information on Dr. Aafia's case, tentatively set for Sept. 19, 2009, final details will be posted here.
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2) A series of talks and educational forums will be scheduled after Ramadan across the country to correct misinformation about the case and create awareness of the many important issues this case raises.
3) Public screenings of Yvonne Ridley's documentary"The Disappearance of Sister Aafia Siddiqui." The film was originally aired on Press TV.
Location(s) for are still available, please email us
to schedule an event in your city.
Stand for humane treatment and stand against injustice! Standing for Dr. Aafia brings light to all missing persons, victims of extraordinary rendition and people held in secret prisons. It sends the message that all human beings, especially - our sisters - Muslim women have rights!