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Aafiya Siddiqui is serving 86 years in US jail, the suspect seeking release was killed


Pakistani Prisoner Aafia Siddiqui In US: A suspect who took four people hostage had demanded for the release of Pakistani prisoner Afiya Siddiqui in US jail. Afia has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for the murder of a US Army officer. Four people were freed on Sunday after a standoff at the Synagogue in the US state that lasted more than 10 hours. At the same time, the hostage-taking suspect was killed.

The media quoted a US official who informed about the matter as saying that the suspect who was killed was demanding the release of 49-year-old Afiya Siddiqui. Afia’s lawyer said in a statement that he had no role in the hostage-taking case. The lawyer condemned the suspect for this act.

suspected of having links to al-Qaeda

American-educated Pakistani scientist Afia Siddiqui was imprisoned in 2010 for attacking American troops in Afghanistan. She was the first woman the US suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda, but Afia was never convicted.

At the age of 18, Afia Siddiqui traveled to the US to study at the prestigious MIT in Boston, where her brother lived. Afia later earned her PhD from Brandeis University. However, after the 9/11 terror attacks of 2001, she came under the FBI’s radar for donations to Islamic organizations, whose connections were linked to buying $10,000 worth of night-vision goggles and books on the war.

had gone missing with children from Karachi

America suspected that Afia joined Al-Qaeda from America and then returned to Pakistan where she married Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s family. America suspected that she was involved in the conspiracy of 9/11 attacks. Afia disappeared with her three children in Karachi, Pakistan around the year 2003. Five years later she was found in Afghanistan, where she was arrested by local forces in Ghazni.

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