Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied neuroscience in the United States. She immigrated to the US in 1990 and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. In early 2003, during the 2001 Afghanistan War caused by a conflict between United States and Al-Qaeda, Siddiqui returned to Pakistan. In March 2003, she was named as a courier and financier for Al-Qaeda by Khalid Sheikh Muhammad and was placed on a "wanted for questioning" list by the American FBI. She subsequently disappeared until she was arrested in Ghazni, Afghanistan, by Afghanistan police, 17 July 2008, with documents and notes for making bombs plus containers of sodium cyanide. She was held for questioning ... more on Wikipedia

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