For Immediate Release
Pakistani Drone Victims and Families Seek Arrest Warrant for Former CIA Counsel John Rizzo
CCR Issues Statement of Support
NEW YORK - Yesterday, victims of drone attacks in Pakistan and their families filed a "First Information Report" (FIR) in Islamabad seeking an arrest warrant for John Rizzo, former general counsel to the CIA under the Bush administration, who during his tenure through June 2004 authorized dozens of strikes on the people of Pakistan, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries. The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following staterment in support of the filing:
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