`Dr Aafia was victimised by international politics for power`

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 18:44

Karachi: Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has said that Dr Aafia Siddiqui is innocent and has been victimised by the international politics for power.

"Dr Aafia Siddiqui was victimised by the international politics being played for power. I haven``t witnessed such bare injustice in my entire career," the Daily Times quoted Clark, as saying.

"Neither did Dr Aafia kill anyone, nor did she attempt at. In fact she was shot thrice and should be released immediately," he said, adding that relations between Pakistan and the US could be strengthened through repatriation of Dr Aafia.

Clark expressed his intention to gather people in America, for a one-point agenda of Dr Aafia`s repatriation.

"Significant peace and justice activists will join me in promoting this agenda. Under the law, justice should be provided to each and everyone without any condition," he said.

Clark hailed the role of Pakistani people and particularly lawyers, saying that the nation`s voice on state level could play a significant role in Dr Aafia`s repatriation. He vowed that he would raise his voice for her repatriation at all levels in the US.

A US court had sentenced Dr Aafia to 86 years in solitary confinement for attempting to murder trained soldiers, when she was in their captivity.


First Published: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 18:43
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