The trial for Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist under US detention, will begin today (Tuesday) in New York City after jury selection was completed last week. A jury of seven women and five men were chosen Thursday, with four alternate jurors. Ms. Siddiqui is accused of trying to kill US Army officers who were interrogating her in Afghanistan in July 2008, a charge vehemently denied by her. Ms. Siddiqui has repeatedly said she would boycott her own trial and has even disowned the lawyers retained for her defence by the Pakistan government.