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CAIR-DFW: Solidarity Rally Planned to Protest 48-days Solitary Confinement of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui After Attack

(DALLAS, TX, 9/17/2021) Tomorrow, September 18, the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a rally at the Federal Medical Center Carswell located in Fort-Worth in support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who was wrongly convicted of a crime she did not commit after years of being held in secret U.S. detention overseas.  

Rally participants will condemn the prison for failing to protect Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and for locking her in solitary confinement for 48 days after she was the victim of an attack. The rally will be held in front of FMC Carswell together with coalition partners and community leaders.  

WHAT: Rally in Support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui     

WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.  

WHERE: Federal Medical Center, Carswell 

1200 Meandering Rd, Fort-Worth TX, 76114  

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, (469)290-2909, faizan@cairdfw.org    

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Rally in Support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Dallas Fort-Worth 

https://www.facebook.com/events/248578547136194

“We were hoping to work with the prison to get answers after Dr. Aafia was brutally attacked in her cell and ensure she is getting proper care,” said Faizan Syed Executive Director of CAIR-DFW. “The prison has decided not to release information on the attack, and she has been locked in solitary confinement for 48 consecutive days. Our nation failed to protect Dr. Aafia and is now punishing her through prolonged solitary confinement, which is cruel and unusual punishment.”   

Tomorrow, various civil rights organizations, activists, and community leaders will rally in support of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. The coalition is demanding she be immediately released from solitary confinement. The coalition believes that Dr. Aafia is innocent of her charges and advocates for her to be released from U.S. imprisonment. The rally will consist of chants, speeches by various community leaders, concluding with a prayer for Dr. Aafia.  

Coalition Partners Include:  

  • The Aafia Foundation  
  • American Muslims for Palestine  
  • Islamic Circle of North America Council on Social Justice  
  • Muslim American Council Public Affairs and Civic Engagement  
  • The National Jericho Movement  
  • And More…  

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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CONTACT:  CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, (469)290-2909, faizan@cairdfw.org   

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