26 marzo 2014

STORY:  GENEVA / DRONES TRT: 2:43 SOURCE: UNTV CH RESTRICTIONS: NONE LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/ NATS DATELINE: 11 MARCH 2014, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot, exterior, UN flag, Palais des Nations, Geneva 2. Wide shot, tilt from ceiling, Human Rights Council 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism: “I am pleased to be able to report a significant de-escalation in the use of drones by the United States in the FATA region of Pakistan. The total number if reported strikes during 2013 was down to 27 from a peak of 128 in 2010.  For the first time in 9 years there were no reports of civilian casualties in Pakistan in. 2013. The diplomatic and political efforts of Pakistan to bring these strikes to a halt, so as to enable peace talks with the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) to take place, appear to have borne fruit. So far this year no drone strikes have taken place at all. That is the longest period without a drone strike in Pakistan since 2009.” 4.  Med shot, Ben Emmerson, Human Rights Council 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and

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