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Drone victims give press conference

Pakistan cia drone strike

Victims of drone strikes from North Waziristan, Pakistan, will tomorrow (Thursday 6 June) hold a press conference in Islamabad, along with their lawyer, Shahzad Akbar.

Mr Akbar and his clients will be discussing their call for the new Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to implement a recent court ruling demanding that Pakistan’s Government acts to end drone strikes, which are carried out by the CIA in the country.

The ruling was handed down last month by the Peshawar High Court.

WHO: Victims of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan; their lawyer, Shahzad Akbar
WHAT: Press conference calling on the Prime Minister to implement court ruling to stop drone strikes
WHERE: National Press Club, Islamabad, Pakistan
WHEN: Thursday 6 June, 16:00 (local time)

For further information, please contact Shahzad Akbar on shahzad.akbar@rightsadvocacy.org or Reprieve’s press office: donald.campbell@reprieve.org.uk / clemency.wells@reprieve.org.uk / +44 (0) 207 553 8161


Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”.