Source Pravda.Ru

Pakistani scientist gets 86 years in prison for attacking U.S. soldiers

41756.jpegAafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill U.S. soldiers and federal agents in Afghanistan in 2008, was sentenced to 86 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed the sentence today in New York on the American-educated Siddiqui. She was found guilty in February of grabbing a U.S. soldier's rifle and firing on soldiers and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents after being detained in Ghazni, Afghanistan, according to BusinessWeek.

Pakistan's prime minister called a female scientist convicted of opening fire on U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan a "daughter of the nation" today and vowed to bring the so-called "Lady al-Qaida" back home to Pakistan.

Many Pakistanis are angry at their government for failing to intervene in the case of Aafia Siddiqui, a 38-year-old Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three who was sentenced Thursday to 86 years in a U.S. federal prison.

Demonstrations erupted after mosque prayers today in at least four Pakistani cities. Prime Minister Yousef Reza Gilani sought to tap into that anger in a speech to Parliament, which unanimously adopted a resolution calling for Siddiqui's repatriation, reports AOL News.

 

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin: Russian servicemen return home from Syria as victors
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Ugly Christmas tree in Kiev's center shocks Ukrainians
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Viktor Yanukovych speaks about Maidan snipers and Donbas civil war
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action