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First public statement from Aafia Siddiqui’s son

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23 August 2010

Forwarded Alert: UK – First public statement from Aafia Siddiqui's son

JFAC today circulate a sensational statement from Ahmed Siddiqui, the
eldest son of Aafia Siddiqui, which he made to an intelligence officer
after he was released from US custody in 2008. In it, he discloses for
the first time the details of their abduction in 2003 and some
information about his detention in the five years in which he was
missing. The statement is extracted from a document provided to
British journalist, Yvonne Ridley.

Ahmed states:

"I do not remember the date but it seems a long time ago i remember we
were going to Islamabad in a car when we were stopped by different
cars and high roof ones. My mother was screaming and I was screaming
as they took me away, I looked around and saw my baby brother on the
ground and there was blood. My mother was crying and screaming. Then
they put something on my face. I smelt and don't remember anything.

I woke up I was in a room. There were American soldiers in uniform and
plain clothes people. They kept me in different places. If I cried or
didn't listen, they beat me and tied me and chained me. There were
English speaking, Pashto and Urdu speaking. I had no courage to ask
who they were. At times, for a long time, I was alone in a small room.
Then I was taken to some childrens prison where there were lots of
other children.

The American Consular, who came to me in Kabul jail, said, 'Your name
is Ahmed. You are American. Your mother's name is Aafia Siddiqui and
your younger brother is dead. After that they took me away from the
kids' prison and I met the Pakistani consular, and I talked to my aunt
(Fowzia Siddiqui)".


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