Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dr Aafia the 'Grey Ghost Lady of Bagram' : US Cable

Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani Neuroscientist who disappeared with her three young children in Karachi on 30th March, 2003, and did not reappear until 17th July, 2008, in Afghanistan. She was then rendered to the United States, where she was put on trial for attempted murder, and was convicted and given an Eighty Six (86) year prison sentence a year ago. 

However, there are many reason to doubt the official narrative about her capture in 2008, and her whereabouts for the previous five years.

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has confirmed that Dr Aafia was indeed the 'Grey Ghost Lady of Baghram' or 'Prisoner 650', and was in US custody in Bagram. According to the cable, US diplomats in Pakistan stated that "Bagram officials have assured us that they have not been holding Siddiqui for the last four years, as has been alleged, in fact they only got hold of her a couple of years ago".

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