WikiLeaks Reveals Diplomatic Cables on Aafia Siddiqui - by Stephen Lendman
Earlier articles about her can be accessed through the following links:
On September 23 in federal court, she was sentenced to 86 years in prison, though committed no crime. It's a gross miscarriage of justice, compounding what's she's already endured, following her March 30, 2003 abduction, imprisonment, torture, prosecution, and conviction on spurious charges.
Through sentencing she was in New York City solitary confinement and may still be there, pending transfer to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Fort Worth, TX, a hellhole described as a facility "provid(ing) specialized medical and mental health services to female prisoners." If she's there long-term, it'll be a death sentence, its harshness precipitating it sooner, not later.
On November 4, Yvonne Ridley called it "CarsHELL," citing its past 10 year record, including:
-- over 100 young women dying under "questionable circumstances with families unable to obtain autopsy reports;"
-- instances of sex abuse, including sodomy and rape committed by "prison chaplain Vincent Bassie" until he was charged and convicted in 2008;
-- a prison doctor convicted of sex abuse; another one never charged for the same crime;
-- a prison guard convicted of raping a detainee; an earlier article explained rampant sexual abuse and mistreatment of female prisoners by guards and prison officials, accessed through the following link:
-- gross medical negligence, what's commonplace throughout America's gulag for men, women and children;
-- "forced psychotropic medication on reluctant detainees;" and
-- an "infestation of ants went unchecked even when one patient in a coma was covered by biting creatures as was the corpse of another."