Congressman Alan Grayson

Representing the 9th District of Florida

TOMORROW: Briefing with Civilian Drone Strike Victims

Oct 28, 2013
Press Release
Media Advisory

TOMORROW: Briefing with Civilian Drone Strike Victims

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Rafiq ur Rehman, a primary school teacher in Pakistan, will appear at a congressional briefing hosted by Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) tomorrow, October 29th. Rafiq’s mother was killed by a drone strike. His two children suffered injuries associated with a drone strike, and will also appear at tomorrow’s briefing. The event marks the first opportunity for Congress to hear from drone strike survivors. 

A preview from the upcoming Brave New Films documentary Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars will be shown at the briefing. Robert Greenwald, the documentary’s director, will moderate the briefing. (For an exclusive preview of the documentary, click here.)

WHAT: Congressional briefing on drone strikes, with perspectives from drone strike victims and Robert Greenwald, director of upcoming documentary, Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

WHO:

  • Congressman Alan Grayson
  • Rafiq ur Rehman, whose mother was killed by a drone strike
  • Rafiq’s children, Nabila Rehman, and Zubair Rehman, who were injured by a drone strike
  • Robert Greenwald, producer and director of Unmanned: America’s Drone War

WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building OR Live Online at http://www.warcosts.com/unmanned_briefing

R.S.V.P.:  Lauren.Doney@mail.house.gov

Congressman Alan Grayson represents Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 8th Congressional District in the 111th Congress.