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Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for allegedly taking an M-4 rifle away from a US Army warrant officer and firing it twice at him and other Americans in a small room, although no bullet fragments or shell casings from the M-4 were found at the scene of the crime, and Aafia Siddiqui’s fingerprints were not found on the M-4. The only bullets and casings found there came from the pistol with which the Americans shot Aafia Siddiqui twice in the stomach, and…
The only evidence against Aafia Siddiqui was the testimony of the men who shot her.
“It seems extraordinary to imagine that four U.S. agents who’d gone to pick her up – two military, two FBI – along with at least two Afghan translators, were somehow surprised by this woman, who overpowered them, grabbed a gun, flipped the safety, fired off a couple of shots, and then could only be subdued by shots to the torso,” said the Asia-Pacific director of Amnesty International, Sam Zarifi.