“Our Consul Normal in Houston visited Dr Siddiqui instantly to determine her well-being. She had acquired some minor accidents however was doing nice,” mentioned Chaudhri, in response to media queries concerning her well-being.
He mentioned that the incident came about on July 30.
“Our Embassy in Washington DC in addition to our Consulate Normal in Houston instantly took up the matter with the involved US authorities,” the FO spokesperson mentioned.
In keeping with the spokesperson, the ministry lodged a proper grievance with the related US authorities “to totally examine the matter and make sure the security and well-being of Dr Siddiqui”.
Each the Embassy of Paksitan in Washington DC and the Consulate Normal of Pakistan in Houston “proceed making each effort to make sure that Dr Siddiqui is correctly taken care of throughout her incarceration at FMC Carswell”, he added.
Dr Aafia, a Pakistani neuroscientist jailed in america, was indicted by a New York federal district court docket in September 2008 on prices of tried homicide and assault, stemming from an incident throughout an interview with the US authorities in Ghazni, Afghanistan — prices that she denied.
After 18 months in detention, she was tried and convicted in early 2010 and sentenced to 86 years in jail. She has since been imprisoned within the US.