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PRESS RELEASE: Cageprisoners in discussion with Pakistan’s Interior Minister over return of Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Written by CP Editor Friday, 10 December 2010
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Cageprisoners has helped spearhead roundtable talks with senior members of the Pakistan Government over the repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

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10 December 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE: Cageprisoners in discussion with Pakistan’s Interior Minister over return of Dr Aafia Siddiqui

 

 

 

Cageprisoners has helped spearhead roundtable talks with senior members of the Pakistan Government over the repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

 

The organisation completed the first round of discussions with the Pakistan Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, in Islamabad.

 

The landmark meeting, which also involved the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, involved key discussions and ideas to work towards her return. At the meeting the Minister agreed to make a formal written request to the US State Department for the repatriation of Dr Aafia.

 

Cageprisoners will be working on avenues to help the government seek the return of Dr Aafia as the organisation believes it is crucial that she be returned to Pakistan as soon as possible.

 

Cageprisoners Board member, Saghir Hussain, who travelled from London a few days ago to take part in the crucial meeting said:

 

"The Pakistani peoples reaction to the continued incarceration has become a major issue in relations between the US and Pakistan. The US government needs to be made aware that her continued detention will be an impediment to their wider strategic goals in that region Therefore, we believe that the US government could be persuaded to return Aafia to Pakistan if the request came from the highest echelons of the civil and military establishment."

 

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