Siddiqui is suspected of links to al Qaeda and charged with trying to kill American interrogators in Afghanistan. A subsequent hearing on Wednesday will include the possible use of medication to treat her.
Siddiqui, educated at MIT as a U.S.-trained neuroscientist, was detained for questioning in a governor's office in Afghanistan's Ghazni province. She grabbed a U.S. warrant officer's rifle and fired it at the interrogation team, which included two FBI agents. The warrant officer then shot her with his pistol. She was brought to the United States to face charges of attempted murder and assault.
Siddiqui, a practicing Muslim, refused to submit to a strip search or cooperate with prison doctors. Afghan police found documents in her handbag on making explosives, excerpts from the book "Anarchist's Arsenal" and descriptions of New York City landmarks. Since being on the run for five years, in 2004, the FBI called Siddiqui an "al Qaeda operative and facilitator who posed a clear and present danger to America."
Pakistani parliamentarians said she should be released and repatriated to Pakistan.