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Daughter of Pakistan Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui is a MIT trained Pakistani Neuroscientist, who was convicted on two counts of attempted murder of US nationals, officers, and employees, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying and using a firearm, and three counts of assault on US officers and employees. She is currently serving her 86 year sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

Afia was born in Pakistan and spent here childhood there. In 1990 she went to study neuroscience in the United States and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. Afia was  abducted by unknown authorities with her 3 children in 2003. It is widely accepted that she was held captive against her will in Bagram, She subsequently disappeared until she was arrested in Ghazni, Afghanistan, by Afghan police, 17 July 2008.
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