The lawyer for a Pakistani woman charged with trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan said her client had been mistreated while held overseas and in the United States.

Attorney Elizabeth Fink used the word “torture” to describe what she believed Aafia Siddiqui, 36, arrested last month after a shooting incident in Afghanistan, went through in Southwest Asian and American custody.

Torture alleged

An angry Fink stated in an interview that Siddiqui underwent strip-searching while in U.S. custody, which Fink said was “torture” for a Muslim woman, given her religious beliefs.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment about the case. (MORE)


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