Four senators who met Aafia on October 6 verified, just like representatives of Pakistan embassy earlier, that Aafia appeared to be mentally stable. That statement caused concern because American lawyers of persecution and defense had unanimously raised questions about Aafia's mental capability to stand trial. According to senators, Aafia said that she didn't trust her American lawyers.
That raised some serious concern about whether there might be ulterior motives behind having Aafia certified as mentally unstable. The entire episode of her transfer to Carswell for "psychiatric evaluation" appeared shady.
Now, the headline given by Daily Times to statement of Dr. Aafia's sister is 'Senators’ statements shock Dr Aafia’s family'. It is followed by subheading, 'Fouzia asks "how could a person be happy after years of torture?"’ However, far from refuting the senators' statement, the report is likely to ring further alarm.
Aafia's brother met her on October 12, six days after the senators. If both statements are correct then the conclusion is rather disturbing: Aafia appeared more stable on October 6 than on October 12. Is her mental health deteriorating at Carswell?