Taliban offered to exchange two captured citizens of Switzerland for one Pakistani scientist, microbiologist Aafia Siddiqui, who has been held captive by Americans on trumped-up charges of an attempt to assassinate US soldiers. The Australian writes an article on this.
A mother of three children of Siddiqui was kidnapped by US aggressors in Pakistan. Then, in 2008, while being interrogated at the police station the Afghan city of Ghazni, she allegedly grabbed a rifle and tried to open fire on the soldiers shouting: "Death to Americans!".
Meanwhile, in reality, Aafia Siddiqui was kidnapped by the Americans in Pakistan as part of the US killing and capture of Islamic scholars and scientists from around the world, trying to prevent the development of important science and knowledge among Muslims, which, according to Americans, can be used for militarily purposes.
After the United States could not conceal the fact of the abduction any longer and the location of Aafia Siddiqui detention was leaked, the US decided to hide the mother of three children in jail on trumped -up charges of attempted attack on the soldiers during an interrogation in Ghazni.
It was also announced that Aafia Siddiqui had been supposedly arrested because of "a pro-Al-Qaeda views".
After the information about the kidnapping of Aafia Siddiqui had been leaked to the press it caused an uproar in Pakistan, even the Prime Minister Yusuf Gilani was forced to publicly stand up for her, calling her a "daughter of the nation" and demanded that the United States, back in 2010 , let her go .
Meanwhile, the Pakistani Taliban Emir Waliur Rehman said on Friday to the agency Associated Press, that two Swiss citizens captured by his forces have not yet suffered, but the decision on their fate will be directly affected by the US decision on the release of Aafia Siddiqui.
It also reported that in February this year Pakistani Government has already tried to exchange Siddiqui for the American consul who had shot two Pakistani civilians. The court sentenced him to life in prison. And yet, the US authorities refused to exchange Siddiqui for him.
Department of Monitoring