Tag Archives: Reprieve

Four year non-violent campaign in Pakistan against drone strikes

NATO supply containers to and from Afghanistan via Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are stopped at border points until US drone attacks stop and a formal apology is given for human killings in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Express Tribune reports that former University of Bradford … Continue reading

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Accolades for Tim Martin: can the complicit British government give a rational answer to his question?

“We have no skin in the game. Politicians and war profiteers believe this makes everything more sanitary and acceptable” Tim Martin, a HVAC engineer and camera-shy freelance writer with a degree in philosophy, in his article in the Eureka Times … Continue reading

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Drones massacre the innocent

Ted Rall: Obama is willing to slaughter countless innocents in his quest to terminate a terrorist needle in a tribal area haystack (Japan Times) Referring to a new report by the human rights organization Reprieve (Nov. 2014), Rall summarises: “Even … Continue reading

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MoD facing legal challenge to armed drone deployment outside Afghanistan

Noting the range of posts on the subject on this site, a reader has sent a link to the Guardian’s latest by legal affairs correspondent Owen Bowcott, reporting that British officials are to come before a United Nations inquiry into … Continue reading

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Government: is BT assisting targeted killing by drones, violating international law?

Human rights lawyers Reprieve, acting on behalf of two Yemeni men whose relatives were accidentally killed by drones, have brought a complaint against BT, filed with the British government on 19 August. The charge is that the $23m (£13m) fibre-optic … Continue reading

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Was British justice trammelled by the ‘special relationship’ ?

On Monday, the BBC news website reported that Court of Appeal  heard Noor Khan’s argument that UK officials could have “encouraged” murder by giving the US about the locations of individuals targeted. Human rights charity Reprieve said there was evidence … Continue reading

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U.S. drone strike has killed nine more people in northwest Pakistan

Yesterday, Reuters reported that security officials said a U.S. drone strike killed nine people in northwest Pakistan. The strike, on a compound near the Afghan border in the North Waziristan region late on Friday, was the first U.S. drone attack … Continue reading

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