Dirty Tricks: Death Threats for Anti-Drone Activists

The risk of reporting US drone strikes

The disturbing phone call came after Baraa Shiban investigated a drone strike on a wedding party that killed 12 people in central Yeen in December. A clear message was delivered to the human rights researcher over the phone after a major news network reported the story based on his research.

“The caller refused to identify himself and threatened my life if I continued my investigation of the strike,” Shiban told Al Jazeera, noting he conducted similar studies of US drone operations in the past, but had never before received death threats.

Also see: Anti-drone activist goes missing in Pakistan

Also see: Obama and the case of a Yemeni journalist

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