Monday, April 9, 2012

Obama Administration Silencing Pakistani Drone-Strike Lawyer

via Common Dreams

By refusing to grant Shahzad Akbar a visa to speak at the Summit, the Obama administration is further silencing discussion about the impact of its targeted killing program on people in Pakistan and around the world.” -- Leili Kashani, Center for Constitutional Rights

“The Obama administration has already launched six times as many drone strikes as the Bush administration in Pakistan alone, killing hundreds of innocent people and devastating families,” said Leili Kashani, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of Summit sponsors. 

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