Is Dr Aafia Siddiqui Returning Home?
Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national, was charged for a murder case by a US court and was sentenced to 86 years in prison.
Media reports have it that Dr Aafia Siddiqui will soon return home.
“Heard Dr Aafia Siddiqui will be home soon... Ya Allah madad❤️” he wrote.
Aafia Siddiqui was indicted by a New York Federal district court in September, 2008 on charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from an incident in an interview with US authorities in Ghazni, charges which she denied.
After 18 months in detention, she was tried and convicted in early 2010 and sentenced to 86 years in prison.
During the course of proceedings, the chief justice had observed that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had no authority to direct Americans and ordered the applicant to approach the US court regarding her grievances.
He said the court had taken up the matter only to know as to whether Aafia was alive or not. The court could not do anything in the matter as it had come into its knowledge that she was alive, he added.