U.S. Drone Strikes: "Any Move Forward Has Got to Include Accountability"

Press Release
July 31, 2013

U.S. Drone Strikes: "Any Move Forward Has Got to Include Accountability"

Contact: Carol Gregory, cgregory@aiusa.org, 202-675-8759, @ AIUSAmedia

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In response to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Pakistan for meetings to ease tensions over U.S. drone strikes, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released the following statement from Naureen Shah, advocacy advisory for AIUSA:

"Any move forward has got to include accountability. The U.S. government should commit to fully investigating the serious allegations of unlawful deaths from U.S. drone strikes, and making public information about who has been killed and on what basis."

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.