Aafia Siddiqui Denied Bail, Granted Medical Assistance

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been denied bail but Judge Robert Pitman of Manhattan Federal Court granted medical care for her, on request of her lawyers.

Her lawyer Elaine Whitfeld Sharp informed the Judge that Dr. Aafia complains of abdominal pain. She may have lost part of an intestine and might be suffering from internal bleeding.

Outside court, about 20 protesters held posters including “Stop U.S. Torture, close Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib & Bagram” and accused the United States of secretly detaining Siddiqui.

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