Talk:Aafia Siddique

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 Definition A Pakistani citizen and scientist, held in extrajudicial detention for five years for alleged terrorist ties, who is in proceedings at the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, based on Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that she shot a U.S. officer and had documents and materials that may have been intended to cause explosions. Pakistani government representatives regularly attend the court. [d] [e]
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Lots of journalistic speculation, very little substance.

In particular, the last section talks about proceedings, but gives absolutely no sourcing of what should be the easiest to document.

"Aafia was transferred to New York, where the Department of Justice charged her with trying to kill American officials on July 27th."

This is an indictment, I assume? That should be a matter of public record. Please cite it.

"After seeing Aafia her lawyers reported that they feared her life was at risk because her wounds were not being treated. "

What law firm? Where did they report this? Was there a petition to a U.S. court? If so, citation, please.

Pakistani newspapers reported that during the five years since her disappearance, when she was believed to have been in secret US custody, her natural teeth had been replaced by false teeth, her nose had been broken and inexpertly set, that one of her kidneys had been removed. Her lawyers reported that her wounds were still bleeding and her clothes were soaked with blood.

Again, vague comments about journalistic sources. "Her lawyers reported" could be a news release or a petition to a court. Which was it?

"On August 12 her lawyers petitioned to have the Prosecution be forced to give Aafia medical attention. The Prosecution claimed that she had not received the attention of a doctor during the ten days she had been in the USA because her situation was "unusual", and she represented a "high-security risk". The judge gave the Prosecution 24 hours to see that she saw a doctor."

In what court did this take place? There should be links to her attorneys' petition, the prosecution argument, and the judicial order. Where are they?

I'm not saying this did or did not happen. There is, however, a CZ standard of either sourcing, or detailed analysis, which needs to be met if the article is to stay. Howard C. Berkowitz 03:14, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Howard C. Berkowitz 03:14, 29 October 2008 (UTC)