Family of Pakistani Grandmother Killed in U.S. Drone Strike Speaks Out
One year ago, a 67-year-old Pakistani woman was killed by an alleged U.S. drone while picking vegetables in a field with her grandchildren on October 24, 2012. The United States has never acknowledged killing her or any other drone strike victims in Pakistan, always claiming that it is militants locked in the crosshairs.
This week, her son and two of her grandchildren traveled to Washington, D.C., to become the first drone victims to testify before members of Congress — even though only five Democrats appeared at the hearing.
Live in studio, Democracy Now! speaks to Rafiq Rehman and his two children, nine-year-old Nabila and 13-year-old Zubair, both of whom were injured in the strike. "I don’t understand why this happened to me. I have done nothing wrong," Zubair says. "What I would like to say to the American people is: Please tell your government to end these drones, because it is disrupting our lives."
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