This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Stop drones strikes in Pakistan & give peace a chance.
US drone attacks have resulted in deaths of innocent civilians and extra judicial killings of suspected militants in Pakistan near border with Afghanistan which violate human rights; are classed as a ‘war crime’ by UN and violate Pakistan’s sovereignty.
Amnesty International stated in its recent report (Will I be next?’ US drone strikes in Pakistan) that Pakistan government sources confirm that the USA has launched 330 to 374 drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and September 2013. As per these sources, between 400 and 900 civilians have been killed in these attacks and, at least 600 people have been seriously injured with life changing injuries.
Therefore, we demand UK Government to stop any technical or intelligence assistance in this covert war of drones by US which kill innocent civilians; violate human rights and Pakistan’s sovereignty and, do not be party to such ‘war crime’.
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