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Pakistan Erupts After US Jailing of 'Daughter of the Nation' Aafia Siddiqui


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Pakistan Erupts After US Jailing of 'Daughter of the Nation' Aafia Siddiqui

Declan Walsh in Karachi

Pakistan's prime minister hailed a scientist convicted of attempting to kill American soldiers as the "daughter of the nation" today, and vowed to redouble efforts to secure her return to Pakistan.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets after a New York court sentenced Aafia Siddiqui, a US-educated neuroscientist and mother of three, to 86 years in jail.

Police fired teargas and scuffled with protesters surging towards the heavily fortified US consulate in her hometown, Karachi.