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A Pakistani judge has ordered intelligence services to produce a victim of CIA drone strikes, missing since being seized from his Rawalpindi home a week ago.
A drone victim due to travel to Europe to give evidence to parliamentarians was detained on 5 February by unknown elements of the Pakistani police. He has not been seen since.
The 'Waddington Six', who entered an RAF base in protest at piloting of British-armed drones on British soil, have rejected official justifications of this.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) claims that UK operated armed Drones are mainly used for surveillance. However, Afghanis report civilian trauma at the constant droning sound and fear of being bombed by Drones.
The new Watchkeeper drone being developed for the UK military is based on a model Israel has ‘field tested’ in attacks on Gaza, says War on Want.
In a statement to mark Human Rights Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that “armed drones are…being deployed, without due legal process."
The Court of Appeal has heard from the lawyer for a civilian drone strike victim who is seeking answers over the UK’s support for the CIA’s covert programme in Pakistan.
The government is refusing to grant visas to three Pakistani drone strike victims, one of whom is suing the UK over its intelligence-sharing with the CIA.
New evidence indicates that the USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could amount to war crimes.
A new UN expert report warns that the US’ secretive drone programme threatens international security and lacks "appropriate transparency and accountability.”