Nayyar Zaidi’s detention is still shrouded in mystery. According to initial reports and as per Stark County online case dockets, he was detained at Stark County Jail and later released to Federal Authorities by Massillon Municipal Court, Ohio. That was back in March 2008 and it is assumed that he is still in detention. However, Nayyar Zaidi’s wife strongly denies his detention. She has even turned down official help from Pakistani’s Embassy on grounds that her husband is US national and has not renewed his Pakistani passport when it expired 9 years back.
Irshad Salim, Editor-in-chief of DesPardes.com, who initially broke the news of Nayyar Zaidi’s detention, shares a 14-page, handwritten document sent to him by Nayyar Zaidi (through his wife) on August 5th. In this document Nayyar Zaidi has elaborated on his detention and defense.
Going through the document, it seems that Nayyar Zaidi and FBI affair goes back to the ’90s. He was fresh immigrant and thought he has arrived to a land of justice and ‘equal rights to all’. The case that started with a complaint lodged with FBI about medical malpractice, turned into a war of egos between Nayyar Zaid and the FBI. For now, it seems that he is completely trapped, bogged down and have no defense at all. He has kept at a US detention center, denied bail twice and been subjected to a media trial.
We should all protest and raise our voices against this discrimination. However, we should be cautious as Nayyar Zaidi has requested not to say anything with even the appearance of any interference in court’s proceedings.
Document Source: Oscar Tango