Condemning drones: Petition signed by over 3,000 Americans delivered to US Embassy

Letter includes signatures by Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Oliver Stone, Tom Hayden and others.


Web Desk October 03, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A letter calling for an end to drone strikes in Pakistan, signed by Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Oliver Stone and other 3,000 American civilians, was delivered to the US Embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday, a press release said.

The statement said that the letter called upon US authorities to end its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan and to bring the drone policy in compliance with US and international law. The letter has been signed by leading US authors, film directors, professors, activists and a Nobel Peace laureate.

The letter was organised by Just Foreign Policy and includes signatures of Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Tom Hayden and Patch Adams, among others.

According to the press release, the letter cited 474 to 884 civilian deaths caused by US drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, including 176 children. It also cited the fear caused among the civilians as stated by a recent report by Standord/NYU released last week.

The US peace activists who delivered the letter are in Pakistan as part of a delegation organised by US peace organisation CodePink. The delegation will also travel to Waziristan for a peace march to meet the drone strike victims, the statement said.

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