‘Lady al-Qaida’ lawyer seeks proof she’s alive in Texas prison ~ Andersen Xia, Medill News Service (TNS), THE SEATTLE TIMES, April 23, 2015.
Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained scientist, is serving 86 years in a federal prison in Texas for shooting at U.S. Army officers and FBI agents who were interrogating her.
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for a Pakistani woman who was the first female terrorist suspect after the 9/11 attacks is demanding evidence that she is still alive at a federal prison in Texas, despite prison officials’ assertion that she is.
Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained scientist known as “Lady al-Qaida,” is serving 86 years in a Fort Worth federal prison for shooting at U.S. Army officers and FBI agents who were interrogating her in 2010 in Pakistan for her alleged involvement in terrorist efforts against the U.S. A New York jury in 2010 found her guilty of attempted murder and assault.
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