Ramadan Campaign for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui - Week of Action


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Ramadan Campaign for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui - Week of Action

Monday July 15th through Thursday July 18th!

During the last week of May, 2013, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Muslim political prisoner, was physically assaulted in her prison cell and left unconscious and bleeding. She eventually received medical care after a two day delay.

We are calling on all supporters of Dr. Siddiqui as well as all supporters of political prisoners held here in the US to join our week of action for Dr. Siddiqui from Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th!

This is phase one of a broader campaign throughout the month of Ramadan. Details of the campaign, talking points, and a sample letter are below. This is your opportunity to take a stand against political targeting of Muslims and abuse of prisoners.

We are demanding the following:
1) An independent medical team from outside the Bureau of Prisons should be allowed to evaluate and treat Dr. Siddiqui;
2) Her religious rights should be respected, including the right to be free from humiliating and degrading strip searches, access to religious materials, and non-contact with male prison staff. It is also Ramadan, and she should be provided appropriate accommodations to allow her to follow a prayer and fasting schedule;
3) Permitted family visits (her last visit was over a year ago), without the usual degrading and punitive post-visit treatment that Dr. Siddiqui is exposed to; and
4) More vigorous efforts on the part of the Pakistani government, and its representatives in the United States, to have Dr. Siddiqui repatriated to Pakistan so that she can be reunited with her family and children.

More and sample letter @ http://www.justiceforaafia.org/take...campaign-for-dr-aafia-siddiqui-week-of-action