The weekend hostage drama at a synagogue in the United States has shifted the attention back on Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman serving 86-year imprisonment for trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.

The 44-year-old hostage-taker invoked the woman widely known as “Lady al-Qaeda” and demanded her freedom from the federal prison in Forth Worth, some distance away from the Jewish center in Texas. EFE