Drone victims give press conference

June 5, 2013

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