March to Waziristan

Waziristan Peace March With CODEPINK And Reprieve (UK)

As part of our anti-drone campaign, the Foundation for Fundamental Rights along with the legal charity Reprieve (UK) and PTI Chairman, Imran Khan invited CODEPINK and foreign filmmakers to take part in the Waziristan Peace March on 6th- 7th October 2012 against the use of US drones in Pakistan which have killed hundreds of civilians to date. Members of CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S funded wars and occupations, arrived in Pakistan to campaign against the use of U.S drones in Pakistan. The CODEPINK group was headed by Ms. Ann Wright, former United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. The group arrived soon after the release of a research and investigation report commissioned by Reprieve(UK) and written by the Stanford Law School and New York University School of Law in the United States which rejected Washington’s narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan after meeting with family members of innocent victims through Reprieve(UK) and facilitated by FFR. The report had concluded that the strikes are counterproductive and damaging, they kill innocent civilians and place in perpetual terror innocent inhabitants of the tribal areas.