Faced with Anti-Drone Blockade Disrupting NATO Supply Route, US Warns Pakistan Aid Could Be Cut Off

By: Monday December 9, 2013 4:22 pm

A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue a blockade established as part of a protest against CIA drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if it is not halted. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a [...]

Pakistani Political Party Escalates Resistance Against US Drone Strikes By Naming CIA Station Chief

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 3:35 pm

A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director John Brennan of murder for their role in a recent drone strike in Hangu, where an Islamic school was targeted. The drone strike on November 21 killed six and, injured a “large number of [...]

Following Drone Strike in Pakistan, Report Filed with Police Accuses Unidentified Persons of Murder

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 1:18 pm

A formal complaint known as a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by provincial government officials and local police in the aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan that hit an Islamic school in the Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The strike killed at least five people. According to various media sources, police station chief [...]

US Drone Strike Targeting Seminary in Settled Area of Pakistan Kills Six

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 11:15 am

At least six people were killed and several injured in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan early in the morning on November 21 when a CIA drone attacked a seminary. The drone strike appeared to have targeted militants from the Haqqani network, a group the United States government believes has close ties to [...]

In Congressional Briefing, Yemeni Delegation Describe Terror Drones Bring to Their Communities

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:53 am

“What could possibly justify terrorizing a community of 250,000 just for the purpose of killing one person?” At a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Alan Grayson and organized by CODEPINK, this was one of a number of questions posed as a delegation of individuals from Yemen spoke about the direct impact United States drones have [...]

At Congressional Briefing, Drone Victims Share Dreams of a Life in Pakistan Without Fear

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 7:14 pm

Members of a family in Pakistan, who became victims of the United States drone program in October of last year when their grandmother was killed and children were wounded, traveled to the US to inform Americans of what the US government is doing to Pakistanis and how it directly impacts them. Rafiq ur Rehman, the [...]

Drone Victims Recount Horror of Follow-Up Strikes Launched Against People Rescuing Wounded

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:43 am

Human rights organization, Amnesty International, has released a report that presents two case studies on victims of United States drone strikes in Pakistan and also details the practice of signature strikes, which has led to rescuers being killed in follow-up attacks while they are trying to help wounded individuals. Both of the drone strikes detailed [...]

The Troubling State-Identified Reaction to Washington Post’s Story on NSA’s Role in Drone Strikes

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 12:12 pm

(update below) The Washington Post has published a story relying upon more documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, which provide a glimpse at how the NSA coordinates with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate “targets.” It featured the first concrete evidence to date that Hassan Ghul, a courier for Osama bin [...]

US, UK Seek to Neutralize Drone Opponents Whom They Perceive as Threats

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 4:52 pm

A human rights activist in Yemen who testified in May at a United States congressional hearing on the US drone program was detained under the same United Kingdom terrorism law used to justify detaining Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, in August. Simultaneously, Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who has represented drone victims, says he [...]

Military Commanders Testify on Impact of Bradley Manning’s Disclosures on US-Pakistan Relations Behind Closed Doors

By: Tuesday August 6, 2013 3:14 pm

A high-ranking United States military commander, who had overseen US special operations forces in Pakistan, took the stand as a government witness in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial. He was called to testify on how the publication of US State Embassy cables affected US-Pakistan relations, but testimony specifically detailing alleged impact was [...]

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