UK High Court blocks Drone Intelligence Challenge

On Friday the 21st of December 2012, Britain’s High Court blocked a legal bid from Noor Khan, a 27-year old whose father was killed by a drone strike in Northwest Pakistan in March 2011. Khan had asked the High Court to assess whether Britain (and specifically, spy agency GCHQ) had passed on intelligence to the U.S.’ CIA.

The court ruling stated that: “The real aim is to persuade this court to make a public pronouncement designed to condemn the activities of the United States in North Waziristan, as a step in persuading them to halt such activity,” judge Alan Moses said, adding that Khan’s lawyer “knows he could not obtain permission overtly for such a purpose.”

ABC

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