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Sharmin Sadequee is Shifa’s older sister and lives in New York City. She is an adjunct lecturer at a NYC college and an Anthropology PhD candidate studying impact of national security policies, subjectivity, Islam and social movement. She is also a member of board of directors of the Aafia Foundation, Inc. and a steering committee member of No Separate Justice that organizes public campaigns and support individuals and families affected by the war on terror in the US. She regularly speaks to highlight patterns of counter terror violence and Islamophobic state practices that impact US Muslims. The full background of Shifa and the legal case can be found at www.freeshifa.com.