Lawyers fighting the case for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman charged with attempting to murder US soldiers and FBI agents, have said the “laws of science do not apply in her case”. “Siddiqui is accused of grabbing a US warrant officer’s M-4 rifle in a police station in Ghazni, Afghanistan and firing two shots at FBI agents and military personnel when being interrogated for her alleged possession of documents detailing a ‘terrorist’ plan. On Monday, Siddiqui’s lawyer Linda Moreno said in the final stages of her trial in the Manhattan Federal Court that the ‘science’ supported her testimony that she didn’t touch the weapon or fire it, The Wall Street Journal reported. ‘Where are the bullet holes? …Did the Afghanis take the bullet holes? …There is no physical evidence that an M-4 rifle was touched by Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, let alone fired,’ Moreno said. She went on to say that Siddiqui appears to have been interrogated in a ‘sort of a Bermuda Triangle of a room’ in which the evidence of the alleged crime had disappeared before reaching the courtroom. ‘According to the government, the laws of science don’t exist in that small room in Ghazni, Afghanistan. The laws of physics don’t apply.’”
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