AAFIA UNHEARD
Uncovering the Personal and Legal Mysteries Surrounding the 
FBI’s Most Wanted Woman

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THE WOMAN

Aafia Siddiqui is a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate, and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11. 
THE TRIAL

The author has relied on Aafia’s Siddiqui’s court case trial documents, hearing transcripts, defense and witnesses testimonies, and the court orders to offer in depth factual information about this politically controversial figure.
THE BOOK

This book is written to raise awareness, encourage dialogue on abuses during the war on terror era, and in hopes of uncovering solutions. Many have called for the pardon or repatriation to the USA of Siddiqui to her home country of Pakistan.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Aafia Unheard is a non-fiction book covering the life story of a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11. 

Many prisoners today from the war on terror era are making the international headlines, such as the recent release of John Walker Lindh. Aafia Siddiqui is another such high profile case which has international appeal and much from the trial and her life between the years 2003-2008 remains a mystery.
The author who is a high court attorney in Pakistan fought Aafia’s repatriation case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan with the belief that keeping Aafia in US prison is increasing the prospect of extremism in the Muslim world. The author also believes that since the America/Taliban peace process is underway, Pakistan’s sacrifices must not be ignored and without Aafia’s repatriation Pakistan sacrifices are not fulled accommodated.

In this book, the author has relied on Aafia’s Siddiqui’s court case trial documents, hearing transcripts, defense and witnesses testimonies, and the court orders to offer in depth factual information about this politically controversial figure. It brings forth Aafia’s narrative like never before. 

The author has also touched upon Aafia’s importance for US government foreign policy in using Aafia as an bargaining exchange chip for Shakil Afridi who is imprisoned in Pakistan to have helped Americans find Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. 

This book is written to raise awareness, encourage dialogue on abuses during the war on terror era, and in hopes of uncovering solutions. Many have called for the pardon or repatriation to the USA of Siddiqui to her home country of Pakistan. 

It hopes to reach people concerned with human rights; those who love real life mysteries, those interested in the ramifications of the war on terror, those interested in legal issues, a global audience, and more.

From Aafia’s humble beginnings to her disappearance in 2003 during the war on terror era, allegedly surviving secret prisons, convicted of attempted murder of American officials, to her sentencing of 86 years and more, there are numerous questions still waiting to be answered.

WHAT READERS SAY:

Aafia Unheard marks the first serious effort to tell the complicated and mysterious story of Aafia Siddiqui, and it is an excellent product. Dawood Ghazanavi, taking advantage of his expertise as a lawyer, uses legal documents and other key sources to piece together a fascinating narrative. What is particularly significant about Aafia Unheard is that it does not take a position on the case. Instead, it simply presents all the information and invites the reader to make his or her own conclusions. Ghazanavi's account does a masterful job of telling a story that is long overdue to be told, given its close connection to many hot-button issues ranging from the war in Afghanistan and the global war on terror to the volatile U.S.-Pakistan relationship.” 
                     - Micheal Kugelman Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Having investigated the troubling case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui for more than 15 years now as a journalist, it is refreshing to see a new book on the subject. Aafia Unheard is probably the most comprehensive on the subject to date. It is also written in a style that lets the reader decide and draw their own conclusions. Ghazanavi has left no stone unturned in his search for the truth."                                                                             
             - Yvonne Ridley, British Journalist and Author

The book ‘Aafia Unheard’ is a heart rendering account of the
suffering of an educated Pakistani woman and mother of three children into the dark corridors of prison facilities. The investigation has raised many questions regarding the trial and evidence in the case.

Now Dawood Ghazanavi has uncovered the personal and legal mysteries surrounding the most wanted woman (Prisoner No.650). Through the proceedings in the court and testimony of witnesses, Mr. Ghazanavi has taken readers through what Dr. Siddiqui suffered.
 
                  - Senator Dr. S.M. Zafar


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Sialkot, Pakistan, Dawood Ghazanavi, from an early age followed the legacy of the Sayed Ghazanavi family (considered to be one of the ruling clases in Afghanistan). He finished his LLB (Hons) Degree and trained to be a solicitor simultaneously from the University of Law in the United Kingdom.

His previous works include his book "Thinking Ahead: The Role of Pakistan Diaspora in the 21st Century" and prominent Supreme Court cases: Overseas Pakistani Right to Vote, Pakistani Prisoners Detained Abroad, Freedom of Information Act 2017 Implementation, Land Reform, and Challenging the Contempt of Court Ordinance.