The government says she is faking mental illness to avoid trial. Siddiqui may use mental illness as a defense at trial or may use a justification defense. Siddiqui studied at MIT and Brandies University before she fled to her native Pakistan in 2003.
Sarah Kunstler (born 1976) is a documentary filmmaker and lawyer. Kunstler graduated from Yale University with a BA in Photography in 1998, and from Columbia Law School with a JD in 2004.
Sarah Kunstler is the daughter of left-wing radical lawyer William Kunstler , now she appears to be involved with the defense of Aafia Siddiqui a woman who had been involved with a plot to poison the water supply of New York City among many other terror plots.
His (Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali) biography also states that he married Siddiqui shortly before his capture, an allegation that is true, sheds light on Aafia Siddiqui's relationship to top Al Qaeda planners like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is Ammar al-Baluchi's uncle.
The current attorney for suspected terrorist Aafia Siddiqui "the Female Osama bin-Laden" is Elizabeth Fink who is on the Executive Committee for the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, she claims Siddiqui was "tortured", a common defense of all al-Qaeda captives right out of the al-Qaeda play book, click to see here, please note;
1) . "At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge".
2). Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.................
Along with attorneys Elizabeth M. Fink and Jesse Berman, Sarah Kunstler represented Osama Awadallah, a Palestinian college student studying in the United States, who was arrested as a material witness in the days following the September 11, 2001 attacks and prosecuted for alleged perjury before the grand jury investigating the terrorist attacks. Awadallah was acquitted in November 2006.