|Aafia Conviction A Crime - Sen. Gravel|
Sept. 15, 2012
Former American Senator Mike Gravel has said that convicting Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a crime committed on the American land, adding that she was kept in illegal detention for a long time.
He said Dr Aafia’s fundamental rights were infringed upon in America and the US government was constantly showing stubbornness over the issue. He said Dr Aafia was kidnapped in 2003 but she was tried in court of law only two years before.
Dr Aafia’s American lawyer, Tina Foster, said she was recently appointed as the counsel for Dr Aafia, adding that the previous lawyers for Dr Aafia did not plead her case well. She said legal requirements were not fulfilled in Aafia’s case.