Aafia Siddiqui, a United state -educated Pakistani neuroscientist, was Thursday sentenced by U.S. judge to 86 years imprisonment for allegedly shooting at US agents in Afghanistan.

A jury in February found Ms. Siddiqui, 37, guilty of all seven counts against her, including attempted murder, after three days of deliberations following a controversial trial. American authorities have alleged that during cross-examination, she grabbed a rifle and began firing at an army captain, a claim vehemently denied by Ms. Siddiqui’s lawyers based on the argument that she is too small and weak to handle the heavy rifles.

The only person injured during the episode, however, was Ms. Siddiqui who was shot in the torso by one of US interrogators. After the guilty verdict, her attorneys argued that there was no physical evidence that Siddiqui had touched a weapon.