Family of Yemeni Drone Victims Seeks Nothing More than Official Apology

October 11, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

A Yemeni man, whose nephew and brother-in-law were killed in an August 2012 U.S. drone strike, filed suit in a Washington, D.C. court on Monday, seeking only public acknowledgement that the strike was unlawful.

“Since the awful day when I lost two of my loved ones, my family and I have been asking the U.S. government to admit their error and say sorry. Our pleas have been ignored,” said Faisal bin Ali Jaber in a statement. “No one will say publicly that an American drone killed Salem and Waleed, even though we all know it. This is unjust.”

The lawsuit requests that the D.C. District Court issue a declaration that the strike that killed Salem and Waleed was unlawful, but does not ask for monetary compensation.

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