Drone bereaved Karim Khan in Pakistan, ‘picked up’ before meeting European parliamentarians

Protest against drone strikes in Chicago

Protest against drone strikes in Chicago

Meena Menon, whom the writer enjoyed meeting years ago in Mumbai, reports in the Hindu that Karim Khan, who lost his son and brother in a US drone attack some years ago, and had filed a case against the CIA station director, was picked up on February 5 by unidentified men dressed in police uniforms.

The men did not disclose their identities and no reason was given for the detention. Mr. Khan’s wife and young children were present at the time, along with a neighbour. The release said that despite numerous inquiries to the police, his family has not yet to be able to locate Mr. Khan or discover why he was detained.

Khan was to give evidence to German, Dutch and British members of the European Parliament but he has not been seen since, according to his family.

The Business Recorder adds today:

Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi bench, will hear a case related to the disappearance of Kareem Khan, an anti-drone campaigner, on February 12 (today). The LHC issued notice to Station House Officer (SHO) of Naseer Abad police station in response to a petition filed by Shahzad Akbar, the counsel for Kareem Khan, and Director of legal charity the Foundation for Fundamental Rights and local partner of Reprieve, a UK-based charity.


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