THE PEACE THRU JUSTICE FOUNDATION
11006 Veirs Mill Rd, STE L-15, PMB 298
Silver Spring, MD. 20902
Dhul Qa'dah 1434 A.H.
(September 19, 2013)
Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace): This is a very special event! Please mark your calendars and pass this information along.
IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM
The Continuing Struggle of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
“When I came here [to America], I was fleeing oppression. Now I am facing the same oppression. I came here to avoid prison, and I was put in prison. I came here to smell freedom; I found it to be suffocating.” - Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
This coming Monday, September 23, 2013, will mark three years since the unjust and purely political sentencing of the Pakistani national, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. This exceptional Muslim woman was given a sentence of 86 years for the alleged attempted murder of US personnel in Afghanistan in 2008 (after five years of secret imprisonment and torture) despite all of the evidence that pointed to her innocence!
A very important educational forum is scheduled for the Queens area of New York City on Monday evening to commemorate this travesty of justice, and to expand the base of support for this long suffering prisoner of war. Please review the information below and pass it on.
El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan
Director of Operations
The Peace Thru Justice Foundation
Monday's Aafia Siddiqui Event (Press Conference/Film Screening) will be in Jackson Heights, Queens, at a perfect plaza in the middle of one of the most diverse communities. And wouldn't you know it, the plaza's name is Diversity Plaza.
-This is a Press Conference/ Film screening of In Search of Prisoner 650
-On Monday, September 23, 2013, at 7:30pm
-This date marks the 3 year anniversary of Aafia's sentencing
-Location: Diversity Plaza (In between 74th Street and Broadway, one block north from the Jackson Heights/ Roosevelt metro stop.
-By train: take the Queens bound E,F,M,R or 7 train to the Jackson Heights Roosevelt stop. Walk north one block on 74th street. Plaza is on the left.
-By car from Manhattan: http://goo.gl/maps/iauWe
-Sara Flounders, International Action Center & NCPCF
-Mauri Saalakhan, The Peace Thru Justice Foundation & NCPCF
-Steve Downs, Project SALAM & NCPCF
-Tina Foster, International Justice Network
-Fahd Ahmed, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) & NCPCF
* An alternative indoor space is being confirmed in the event of inclement weather; rain or shine the event will go on (insha'Allah) We hope to see YOU there!
The following message was sent by the sister of Aafia, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui, to a number of frontline supporters in different parts of the world. I think it is fitting to share this with those of you within our circle (you know who you are), who's continuing support of our humble efforts have helped to insure that our work could continue for Aafia, and other political prisoners/prisoners of war as well. - MS
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