Shepherds & Farmers—Not Militants—Were Killed in US Drone Strike on Wedding Convoy in Yemen

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 1:03 pm

A human rights organization, Reprieve, has shared a report on a United States drone strike that killed twelve men and wounded dozens more in a wedding convoy near Radda in December. The report is based off interviews with local villagers and features eyewitness accounts of the one of the worst drone attacks in the history of [...]

Drone Strike in Pakistan Was First to Be Launched by Obama Administration on Christmas Day

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 10:01 am

For the first time since the United States began to launch drone attacks, a strike was launched late on Christmas Day in Pakistan. Four people who could not be identified but who were allegedly from Afghanistan were killed. The Pakistani newspaper, The Express Tribune, reported, “Four suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired [...]

Anonymous US Officials Lie About Drone Attack on Wedding Convoy in Yemen

By: Friday December 20, 2013 5:33 pm

At least a dozen people in a wedding convoy were killed in the al-Bayda province of Yemen on December 12 when the United States launched a drone attack. It provoked great outrage, and, in the aftermath, the Yemeni government compensated a local tribe and Yemen’s parliament passed a resolution to ban US drone strikes. Nothing [...]

ACLU, Others, Advise Americans to Be Wary When Dealing with U.S. Embassy in Yemen

By: Friday December 20, 2013 11:51 am

We have covered in detail the ongoing misuse of authority at the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, where a pattern of coerced “confessions,” flimsy fraud accusations and outright illegal passport seizures has led to a) promotion by the State Department of the senior consular officer involved and b) a flurry of lawsuits that State consistently [...]

More on State’s Illegal Passport Revocations in Yemen

By: Monday December 16, 2013 8:16 am

Searches of public court records continue to expose the illegal actions of the U.S. Department of State in Yemen. One private attorney connected to cases in Yemen says “Issues with the U.S. Consulate in Sana’a are systemic and reach far beyond seizure of U.S. passports. That is merely the egregious tip of the iceberg. I [...]

Attack on Wedding Convoy One of the Worst in History of Drone War in Yemen

By: Friday December 13, 2013 2:20 pm

A drone strike by the United States, which targeted a wedding convoy, reportedly killed anywhere from ten to seventeen people and injured as many as thirty individuals. Most of the people killed were civilians, which makes the attack one of the worst in Yemen since the US began to launch drone strikes against people the [...]

In US Drone Attack, Wedding Convoy Is Mistaken for an al Qaeda Convoy; At Least 15 Killed

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 1:29 pm

UPDATE – 2:20 PM EST: It is now being reported by Reuters that a wedding convoy was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy in a drone attack that killed fifteen people. Ten were killed in the initial attack, according to Yemen security officials. Five injured died at a hospital. Five more were injured. No details [...]

EXCLUSIVE: State Department Seizing U.S. Passports in Yemen

By: Thursday December 5, 2013 8:44 am

The rights of citizenship are among the most crucial to a democracy– from citizenship flows the full range of legal protections against unwarranted government interference, and the ability to travel freely. Citizenship for an American is made plain by the issuance of a U.S. passport by the U.S. Department of State. That passport once could [...]

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 [...]

Yemeni Civil Engineer, Who Had Two Family Members Killed by Drone, to Address Congress Members

By: Monday November 18, 2013 10:09 am

UPDATE: It has now been announced that Reps. Barbara Lee, Alan Grayson and Jan Schakowsky will be the hosts of a 4 pm congressional briefing at the Rayburn building in Room 2456 tomorrow. During the briefing, a Yemeni delegation will speak about the impact of US drones on their country. Testimony will be given by Faisal [...]

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