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Aafia Siddiqui

This undated FBI handout photo shows Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who at one time studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced on May 26, 2004 that Siddiqui is being pursued by the FBI for questioning about possible contacts with al-Qaida. (credit: FBI via Getty Images)

Court Hears Appeal For Pakistani Scientist Who Shot At U.S. Soldiers

Lawyers say Aafia Siddiqui should have been barred from testifying due to mental illness.


FILE - This undated file photo released by the FBI shows terror suspect Aafia Siddiqui. The U.S.-trained scientist from Pakistan who was convicted of trying to murder U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan should be sent to prison for 12 years rather than life because she is mentally ill, her lawyers said in court papers Wednesday Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Pakistani Scientist Gets 86 Years For Firing At Troops

Aafia Siddiqui, 38, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Judge Richard M. Berman, who said “significant incarceration is appropriate.”