Pakistan's Dr Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced to 86 Years in Jail

Beyond the Veil| Pakistanis are protesting after Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years for trying to kill US government agents in Afghanistan in 2009.

Pakistan’s prime minister called the sentence unfortunate and said he would take the matter up with US officials. The BBC reports that on Friday a small but vocal groups of demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans and burnt US flags and effigies of US leaders in Islamabad and Lahore, correspondents say. Shots were fired in an attempt to block a march on the US consulate.

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