FFR in the News

News postFFR’s Not A Bug Splat Anti Drone Campaign wins at Cannes Lions 2014 Award!”

REPRIEVE / FOUNDATION FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
DRONE STRIKES COLLATERAL DAMAGE AWARENESS
BBDO PAKISTAN Lahore, PAKISTAN

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News postAnti-drone campaigner Karim Khan, whose son was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan, has accused Islamabad police of using ‘delaying tactics’ in registering murder cases against two former CIA station chiefs posted in Pakistan, despite a court order.

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News postA Pakistani High Court has ordered police to charge ex-CIA station chief Jonathan Banks for the murder of civilians in a 2009 drone strike. Prosecutors say he issued ordered the deadly strike and was directly responsible for the deaths.

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News postCampaigners say court decision could open floodgates to more criminal cases against controversial strikes and call for international arrest warrant against American spy

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News postA Syrian man who has been detained for more than 12 years and gone on prolonged hunger strikes asks if he can be force fed without restraints, on the base, without the 'agony' of the feeding tubes. His request was refused. Remember these men have not been convicted of any crimes.

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FFR work on drones features in new film DRONES by Tonje Hessen Schei being screened in Oslo on 24 April 2014. Join us at the screening and panel discussion at

http://www.fritt-ord.no/web_mail/drone/index.html

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Shahzad Akbar (Foundation for Fundamental Rights, Pakistan), representing victims of drone assaults in conversation with Andreas Schüller, specialist in international law, ECCHR.

Moderation: Silvia Fehrmann

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Clare Algar is Executive Director of the human rights and justice campaign group Reprieve. Follow @ClareAlgar The views expressed in this commentary are solely hers.

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News postthe European Parliament massively voted against the use of drones. An overwhelming majority of MEPs — 534 to 49 — vehemently supported a resolution that demanded European Union (EU) member states not to “perpetrate unlawful targeted killings or facilitate such killings by other states” and called on them to “oppose and ban practices of extrajudicial targeted killings”. Most human rights activists and anti-drone campaigners called the thumping anti-drone European Parliament resolution as a ‘triumph of conscience’.

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The UN expert overseeing the use of armed drones has demanded greater accountability and transparency by those states using them – including public investigations into allegations of civilian casualties.

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