Afia Siddiqui

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the American educated Pakistani scientist and mother of three was detained for years by the US in Bagram. She has been the victim of the US programme of secret detention for five years since having been kidnapped in Karachi by Pakistan security services in 2003 along with her three children.

On Monday 4th August 2008, federal prosecutors in the US confirmed that Aafia Siddiqui was extradited to the US from Afghanistan where they allege she had been detained since mid-July 2008. The US administration claims that she was arrested by Afghani forces outside Ghazni governor’s compound with manuals on explosives and ‘dangerous substances in sealed jars’ on her person. They further allege that whilst in custody she shot at US officers and was injured in the process.

According to her lawyer, Elaine Whitfield Sharp, “We do know she was at Bagram for a long time. It was a long time. According to my client she was there for years and she was held in American custody; her treatment was horrendous.”

For more information about Aafia Siddiqui, please visit:


1. Write to Aafia:

AAFIA SIDDIQUI 90279-054 36



P.O. BOX 329002


Aafia's lawyers advise that when writing you do not discuss or solicit information regarding her case or the charges against her, her whereabouts or those of her children for the past five years. You can send photographs along with your letters but no packages.

You can send books, newspapers and magazines directly from the publishers (such as or Aafia has requested a daily newspaper and books on nature. If you want to ensure that she has not already received a copy of the item you wish to send then please email Sarah Kunstler at

If you would prefer for Cageprisoners to forward messages to Aafia, please email us at

2. Send a message of support to Aafia's family.

Please email your letters to

3. Sign the Online Petition

4. Download and print copies of the petition here.

Please return all signed petitions to: Cageprisoners, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3XX

5. Attend protest actions and events for Aafia Siddiqui and her children. Organise an event in your community.

Click here for details of the NYC Protest - 3rd September

Click here for details of the London Protest - 12th September

6. Donate

Aafia can receive money for the purchase of snacks, toiletries, phone calls, etc whilst in prison. Please send funds to Aafia to the following address and in accordance with the directions provided below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons


90279-054 36

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate's full committed name and complete eight digit register number. Effective December 1, 2007, all non-postal money orders and non-government checks processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15 day hold. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have valid inmate information to the sender provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal cheques and cash cannot be accepted for deposit.

The sender's name and return address must appear on the upper left hand corner of the envelope to ensure that the funds can be returned to the sender in the event that they cannot be posted to the inmate's account. The deposit envelope must not contain any items intended for delivery to the inmate. The Bureau of Prisons shall dispose of all items included with the funds.

In the event funds have been mailed but have not been received in the inmate's account and adequate time has passed for mail service to Des Moines, Iowa, the sender must initiate a tracer with the entity who sold them the money order to resolve any issues.

Western Union Quick Collect Program

You may also send funds through Western Union's Quick Collect Program. All funds sent via Western Union's Quick Collect will be posted to her account within two to four hours, when those funds are sent between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST (seven days per week, including holidays). Funds received after 9:00 pm EST will be posted by 7:00 am EST the following morning. Funds sent to an inmate through the Quick Collect Program may be sent via one of the following ways:

1) At an agent location with cash: The inmate's family or friends must complete a Quick Collect Form. Click here to view a sample Quick Collect Form. To find the nearest agent, they may call 1-800-325-6000 or go to

2) By phone using a credit/debit card: The inmate's family or friends may simply call 1-800-634-3422 and press option 2.

3) ONLINE using a credit/debit card: The inmate's family and friends may go to and select "Quick Collect".

For each Western Union Quick Collect transaction, the following information must be provided:

1) Valid Inmate Eight Digit Register Number (9027905436SIDDIQUI entered with no spaces or dashes and immediately followed by Inmate's Last Name)

2) Committed Inmate Full Name entered on optional line (Aafia Siddiqui)

3) Code City: FBOP

4) State code: DC

Please note that the inmate's committed name and eight digit register number must be entered correctly. If the sender does not provide the correct information, the transaction cannot be completed. The Code City is always FBOP and the State Code is always DC.

Each transaction is accepted or rejected at the point of sale. The sender has the sole responsibility of sending the funds to the correct inmate. If an incorrect register number and/or name are used and accepted and posted to that inmate, funds may not be returned.

Any questions or concerns regarding Western Union transfers should be directed to Western Union by the sender (general public). Questions or concerns should not be directed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

For additional information concerning inmate Commissary account deposit procedures, please see the Bureau of Prisons Trust Fund/Warehouse/Laundry Manual (PS 4500.04) or 28 CFR Parts 506 and 540. For information concerning a specific deposit, please contact Federal Bureau of Prisons' staff at 202-307-2712 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET.

Further information about a fund to enable Aafia's family in Pakistan to visit her and to assist her legal defence will be provided shortly.

7. Write to the US authorities:

* Demand that the state department fulfils their consular duties and provide assistance to Ahmed, the son of Aafia Siddiqui, and also locate her other children; all of whom are US citizens.

* Demand that Aafia Siddiqui’s children, including her eldest son Ahmad who is Afghan custody, must be immediately placed in the custody of her relatives.

* Demand that Aafia Siddiqui be given full and complete access to her lawyer without any impediments.

* That she be given medical treatment and aid during her detention to not put any further pressure on her injuries and to help her recovery.

* That she be transferred from prison to Bellevue Hospital.

* That the unnecessary cavity and strip searches should be stopped by her US jailers due to her current medical condition.

* Call for human rights laws and standards to be strictly adhered to in cooperation between US security forces and those of other countries, ensuring that torture and ill-treatment, incommunicado detentions and "disappearance" play no part in such cooperation.

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, N.W.

Washington DC 20520

Tel: + 1 202 647 4000

Fax: + 1 202 261 8577


For a sample letter see

8. Write to the Pakistani authorities:

* Demand the immediate repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui back to Pakistani from where she was kidnapped.

* Demand that her children be immediately placed in the custody of her relatives.

* Demand that the best medical treatment be afforded her.

* Demand a full investigation into her disappearance.

His Excellency Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Pakistani Ambassador to the US

3517 International Court NW

Washington DC 20008

Tel: + 1 202 243 6500


Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Tel: + 92 51 921 0335

Fax: + 92 51 920 7600


For a sample letter see

9. Download and distribute the following campaign materials to raise awareness for the plight of Aafia Siddiqui and her children.

To get involved in the campaign for justice for Aafia Siddiqui please email

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Salam,ina lilahi wa ina ilayhi rajohoune,a sister in ISLAM well educated who had been kidnapped with her children by people speaking her language and handed over to the enemi of ISLAM?!!!!A woman held prisoner for many years and who knows subjected to rape by the crusaders and apostates,and none dares to intervene in order to save her from this inferno.Evidently,we are ruled by a bunch of coward dictators who are infatuated with the YELLOW faces,these rulers had and are still handing over thousand of our brothers and sisters to the YANKEES USA just for the sake of few dollars.Subhanallah,a great number of western male and female are converting to ISLAM whilst a huge number of so-called Muslims are turning apostates,and that's what our beloved prophet Mohamad(SAW) had predicted(prophecy) before the end of the world(one of the signs).Subhanalah,when HAJAJE IBN YOUCEF heard the plight of only one sister being held prisoner by the enemi of ISLAM in India,he had sent a big army from IRAK and surrounding regions in order to save the sister,let alone today we got thousand of sisters being incarcerated in Apostate and Infidel jails,and subjected to horrendous treatment,etc....Like AFIA SIDDIQUI,i know other sisters who were raped repeatedly in jail by the so-called Muslim governments,and none could lift a finger or speak out to come to their rescue walah mousstaa'ne.However,let's be honest and sincere with ourselves,do you really think that these infidels(USA) and the apostate(Mourtadines) are willing to free her as well as her children.Make no misatakes,this is a war on our Religion ISLAM,and the only language the enemi comprehends is their language.I will never rest until i see the flag of ISLAM(kilafa) waving in every Muslim country Allah's willing(inchallah),and all the Apostate despotic governements had to pay the price for their betrayal and killing of Devouted Muslims in order to please the crusaders.May ALLAH taala give patience and keep firm all our sisters and brothers who are suffering in the enemi's jails,ameen.

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