Friday 15 August
5 pm - 8 pm GMT/UT
The treatment will focus on easing the suffering of the 36 year old Pakistani neuroscientist, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, as well as her rapid release and full recovery, on all levels, and the safety of her three children. Dr. Siddiqui was kidnapped in Karachi in 2003, together with her children (the youngest was just a one month old baby at the time) by Pakistani special forces, and was one of more than 1000 people who have "disappeared" since 2001 in Pakistan during Musharraf's regime, and were handed over to the USA for large amounts of money.
Updated on 19 August: Thousands of people across Pakistan have been protesting the human rights abuses for weeks, and on Sunday 17 August, a crowd of around 4000 in Karachi burnt the US flag and an effigy of George W. Bush in protest at Dr Siddiqui's treatment, leading to the resignation on Monday 18 August of Musharraf, who was facing charges of impeachment for the assassinatin of Benazir Bhutto and human rights abuses, including the kidnapping and trafficking of more than 1000 Pakistani citizens. The politically explosive issue of the "disappeared" is entangled with what has become a drawn-out dispute over the restoration of judges fired last year by Musharraf, including Chief Justice Chaudhry, who had been taking measures to help the missing-persons cases move forward.
We will also be doing healing work for the courageous 24 year-old Palestinian journalist, Mohammed Omar, who has been reporting from the front lines inside Gaza since the age of 17.
Omar wrote after his ordeal: "…They dragged me by my feet, sweeping my head through my own vomit. I lost consciousness. I was told later that they transferred me to a hospital only when they thought I might die.Today, I have difficulty breathing. I have abrasions and scratches on my chest and neck. My hands don’t function well; typing is difficult. My doctor informed me that due to nerve damage from one kick, I may be unable to father children and will need to have an operation..."
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>> Barrister Iqbal Jafferi’s petition in the Islamabad High Court submits that a huge amount of bounty money was received for handing over Dr Siddiqui to the US FBI - freedetainees.org