Monday, 23 July 2012

US govt sued for drone deaths in Yemen

The family members of US citizens killed during drone strikes in Yemen have sued top Pentagon and CIA officials.

In Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, civil libertarians and grieving families seek justice for the death of overseas terror suspects both US citizens killed during a drone strike in Yemen.

The case alleges that on 30 September, 2011, Anwar who was placed on a special kill list by the US was killed during a drone strike along with Samir Khan. Two weeks later Anwar’s teenage son was killed in a strike 200 miles away.

According to a report in The Guardian, the families alleged that the killings violate d fundamental rights guaranteed to US citizens. Along with Panetta, CIA Chief David Petraues and two other military commanders have also been named in the case.


Asian Defence News

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...