Judge: CIA Pakistan Ex-Station Chief Wanted Over Deadly 2009 Drone Strike – 8 April 2015

RT logoIslamabad wants a former CIA station chief in Pakistan to stand trial on murder charges over a 2009 strike that killed at least three people, as well as waging war inside the country.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, of the Islamabad High Court, ruled Tuesday that Jonathan Banks, the former CIA station chief in Islamabad, and John A. Rizzo, a CIA lawyer, should be held legally accountable for a December 2009 drone strike that reportedly killed at least three people.

The court order is unlikely to become more than a symbolic gesture since both Banks and Rizzo quit the country back in 2010 after Karim Khan, a Pakistani journalist, pressed charges against Banks over the aerial strike on his home in North Waziristan that allegedly killed his brother and son, both government employees.

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