Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s sister holds Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, responsible for spoiling the case of her sister in the US District Court of Manhattan.

Aafia Siddiqui was found guilty on all seven counts for attacking American soldiers. The Pakistani neuroscientist was detained in Afghanistan and flown to USA for criminal proceedings. She was convicted in a New York court on February 3, 2010.

Her lawyers argued that there was no evidence to show Siddiqui ever fired the weapon presented in court.

Addressing a press conference along with Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan in Lahore on Monday, Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui said her sister Aafia did not want to fight her case in American court, but the Pakistani envoy took the matter to a court in New york city promising appropriate treatment and fair justice.

“Now it is the responsibility of Hussain Haqqani to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels,” she said.

“We would not have seen this day, had the government taken up the matter of Dr. Aafia through diplomatic channels,” added Siddiqui.
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Aafia’s sister further said that before the US ruling, Haqqani would talk to her mother over the phone, but now he doesn’t even attend their calls.

To a question, Dr. Siddiqui said she wants to launch a public awareness campaign in this regard.

Reports reaching here say hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Lahore Sunday to protest against the conviction of Aafia Siddiqui in the United States.

Demonstrators chanted anti-US slogans and set an effigy of US President Barack Obama on fire during the rally on Sunday.

Many political activists believe Siddiqui was Prisoner 650 of the US detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, where they say she was tortured for five years until one day US authorities announced that they had found her in Afghanistan.

Siddiqui may be given a life sentence by the judge, who will probably not make a decision on the case until May.