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After 20 years, Dr. Aafia reconnects with her sister

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TEXAS: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national held in US prison, finally got to meet her sister, Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, on Wednesday, according to Express News.

At the Federal Medical Centre, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, the sisters met. The glass wall kept the two sisters apart for the duration of the 2.5-hour meeting. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui told her sister about how the US government had treated her. Dr. Fauzia gave her information on Dr. Aafia’s kids, but the US government forbade her from showing her any of their photos. At the time of Dr. Aafia’s incarceration, her son was a baby; now an adult, her daughter has graduated from medical school.
Dr. Aafia is anticipated to meet with Dr. Fauzia, Senator Mushtaq, and Dr. Aafia’s American attorney, Clive Smith, once more today to explore potential next steps towards Dr. Aafia’s release. Dr. Aafia is presently receiving therapy in a federal medical prison in the state of Texas, which has specialised medical and mental health services for female inmates.
The Pakistani national was found guilty by a federal court in New York in 2010 of attempted murder and other offences, and she is presently serving an 86-year term there. Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui was given a US visa on May 8, enabling her to visit her sister who is imprisoned in the US. This information was provided to the Islamabad High Court on May 8.

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