Monday, April 12, 2010

Is This My County? 12-year old girl spends eight years in Bagram Prison

US Bagram Air Force base girl prisoner, 12 released
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US citizen, and MIT graduate, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui mysteriously disappeared on a trip to Pakistan. Six years later Dr. Aafia was discovered at the American Air Force base at Bagram in Afghanistan. She had been brutally raped and tortured for years. The woman was then transferred to the US and charged with wrestling a gun from a marine in a room full of US armed force personnel. Despite the fact that Dr Aafia’s finger prints was not found on the weapon that she had supposedly used, and the inconvenient truth that the walls of the room did not have any bullets, Dr. Aafia was convicted for firing at the marine–she was given a sentence of 40 years.

Dr. Aafia had three children. One son is still missing. The middle daughter Mariam was released from the Bagram Air Force base. The girl is 11 years old and could only speak English.

Mr. Karzai had told the family that if no questions were asked, he would return the child to the family. The young daughter Mariam was left at the gate of the Siddiqui family’s home. Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui adopted her even before the DNA results were in.

The daughter is in a frail and precarious condition, and doesn’t recognize anyone. The American born child was kept in incarceration for seven years in what she described as a “cold and dark room” at the American Airbase in Bagram–Afghanistan.

ISLAMABAD: Senate Committee for Interior Chairman Senator
Talha Mehmood told media today that the daughter of Dr Afia Siddique was recovered from Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.

She was with an American there named ‘John’. He was briefing media beside Dr Afia’s daughter.

He threatened to block Nato logistics if Dr Afia was not brought back to Pakistan.

Some days back some unidentified people left an 11-year-old girl outside Dr Fauzia’s house.

The girl told the Siddiqui family that her name was Fatima and could speak English and Persian only while Dr Fauzia to confirm her as Aafia’a daughter Mariam got her DNA test done which came as positive today.

Earlier today, the government formally declared 12 years old Maryam as daughter of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui after proved by DNA Test and the girl handed over to the family of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui visited the Interior Ministry with 12 years old Maryam on Saturday and held a meeting with Interior Minister Rehman Malik Saturday.

Talking to media after holding the meeting, the Interior Minister said that Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani wanted to make the announcement himself but he asked him to announce this.

Rehman Malik said that the DNA Report has proved that 12 years old Maryam is daughter of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, adding the girl only speak English.

According to reports, the girls’ DNA matched that of Ahmed, Dr Aafia’s son. The report has been handed over to the investigation police. Dr Afia’s daughter recovered from Bagram Airbase: Senator Talha, Updated at: 1642 PST, Saturday, April 10, 2010,



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