Aafia Siddiqui calls out for public support after suffering violent assault
The Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has called out for public support after suffering violent assault by an inmate at FMC Carswell in Fortworth, Texas.
Aafia Siddiqui lawyers reported the incident to CAGE, that she has been attacked in her cell by an inmate .
He threw hot liquid on her face from his coffee mug.
Dr Siddiqui turned herself into a fetal position to protect herself and was unable to get up after the assault for which she taken out of the cell in a wheelchair.
“The fact that I’m not blind is a miracle from Allah.” Dr Afia stated.
Aafia, who graduated from MIT and did her PhD from Brandise University in Education, had gone missing in Pakistan in 2004 along with her three minor children before she was discovered in a U.S military base in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2008.
She was accused of attacking a U.S soldier during interrogation — an account dismissed by herself and her family.
It was a British journalist, Yvonne Ridley, who revealed the presence of Siddiqui at the Bagram detention center in 2008.