Aafia Siddiqui Trial
Although there are no terrorism related charges brought against Siddiqui, nor is she charged with any connections to Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or Osama bin Laden, these allegations have been cleverly interwoven in the attempted murder charges. The Prosecution does not have to prove them nor can she respond to them, as they are not the charges she is on trial for. Yet terrorism frames the Prosecution’s entire case.
Jury in Dr. Aafia Siddiqui trial is likely to begin deliberations Monday afternoon after prosecution and defense attorneys make closing statements. In a taped video deposition presented by defense on Friday, Bashir, an Afghan police officer testified that he saw an American officer walk behind the curtain just before he heard gun shots, and that [...]
The Pakistani government has been giving the impression that intense legal and diplomatic efforts are underway to secure the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, but there is little sign of those efforts in the courtroom where she is on trial for attempted murder. In a recent statement to the media Interior Minister Rehmen Malik stated [...]
Judge Richard Berman will allow prosecution to produce four additional witnesses in trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in the Southern District Court of New York on Friday to rebut claims made by the defense expert with “scientific certainty” that M4 rifle was not fired in the incident under trial. Government today will have to demonstrate [...]
The best defense testimony in the trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui came from the defendant herself Thursday in New York when she responded to the charges saying: “you can’t build a case on hate, build it on facts.” The most shocking testimony that had spectators in tears and jury members visibly disturbed was her account [...]
After six days of eyewitness testimony brought by the prosecution, the defense finally presented their own eyewitness to the shooting incident which led to the charges against Dr. Aafia Siddqui, a Pakistani woman facing trial in a New York Federal Court. The eyewitness is an Afghan national who was in the room during the alleged [...]