Did FBI Intercept Privileged Communications to Coverup Misconduct in Interrogations of American in Yemen?

By: Friday March 28, 2014 11:48 am

Increasingly, American lawyers are finding they cannot guarantee that communications with their clients, which are supposed to be privileged and remain confidential, will not be violated by government intrusion. The American Bar Association, which has around 400,000 members, has expressed concern that lawyers with “overseas clients” are being violated by National Security Agency surveillance. They [...]

Drone War in Yemen: Three Killed in Latest Strike, UN Report Demands Facts on Civilian Deaths

By: Monday March 3, 2014 11:50 am

While United States leaders lecture Russian President Vladimir Putin on respecting sovereignty and international law by not waging a war of aggression on Ukraine, the sovereignty of Yemen continues to be undermined by US drone strikes. Reportedly, at least one drone strike, the first in over a month, occurred in Yemen early in the morning [...]

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 [...]

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