Rabia Siddique has an impressive string of titles to her name including International humanitarian and criminal lawyer, terrorism prosecutor, former senior officer in the British Army, professional public speaker, author and mother of triplet boys.
Having fought battles of her own since she was a young child, Rabia has had to overcome abuse and discrimination. Since then, her strong sense of justice and equality lead her to become a criminal and human rights lawyer, where she continued to battle against terrorism and criminals of war.
However, her battle against injustice took an unexpected turn after she returned from a horrifying hostage situation in Basra. After successfully negotiating the release of two SAS soldiers from the Iraqi insurgents, the British authorities buried her achievements, while awarding her male colleague with a Military Cross. In a landmark discrimination case, Rabia fought for justice against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won.
“My year as School Captain of Penrhos would have to be a highlight, as well as performing at the drama festivals in 1987 and 1988 – I’m sure this early taste of acting helped with my later “performances” in the court room!” Rabia Siddique.