Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui is calling for public support after being violently attacked by an inmate in Texas prison. The development came as her lawyer Marwa Elbially told NGO CAGE about the attack on Dr Aafia Siddiqui last month.
According to the details, the inmate smashed a coffee mug with hot liquid into Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s face, which led to severe injuries and caused her to fall to the ground. She was unable to get up and had to be taken out of the cell in a wheelchair.
The attack left severe burns around her eyes and the coffee mug also cut her face, leaving a large 3-inch scar near her left eye. Elbially added that Dr Aafia Siddiqui also had bruises on her right arm and legs.
However, the reason behind the attack is still unclear and Dr Aafia Siddique has been placed in administrative solitary confinement for an unspecified period of time.
It is pertinent to mention that Dr Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years imprisonment for attempted murder charge in 2010, after what was called a controversial trial where she accused the witnesses of lying.
Over the years, she has been dubbed the “most wronged woman in the world” as her case has been plagued by several inconsistencies, contradictory allegations and evidence allegedly gathered from torture.
Twitter has been trending with the matter after Dr Aafia Siddiqui called for public support out of fear for her safety.
Dr Aafia Siddiqui imprisoned in US in false accusations has been fatally attacked n her cell & her life is n danger.The @GovtofPakistan should take serious steps for the prompt & safe return of Dr Aafia 2 Pakistan,wll raise this issue n @SenatePakistan again.#AafiasLifeInDanger pic.twitter.com/8ciKgmyZYW— Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan (@SenatorMushtaq) August 20, 2021
Hearing Aafia Siddiqui's name feels like an embarrassment in my heart. Which rulers have we imposed? Who could not bring back a daughter of the nation in so many years. Cursed on such governments. @_BT99_#AafiasLifeInDanger#ٹی_ایل_پی_پروموشن pic.twitter.com/KOflbxXRKs— بنتِ ذوالفقار (@_BT99_) August 20, 2021