x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Pakistani woman convicted of trying to kill US soldiers

Aafia Siddiqui, a US-educated Pakistani woman, is found guilty of trying to kill American servicemen in Afghanistan.

A US-educated Pakistani woman who caught the attention of human rights groups after she disappeared for five years was found guilty yesterday of trying to kill American servicemen in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 37, a neuroscientist trained at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was found guilty on all charges by a jury in federal court. She faces up to life in prison. A family lawyer immediately announced an appeal, citing "prejudice and bias".