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Pakistan judge orders former CIA layer, station chief be charged criminally over drone program

  • FILE - In this Friday, Oct 28, 2011 file photo, supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan rally to condemn U. S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas on al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts, in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani judge on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, ordered criminal charges be filed against a former top CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and a former station chief in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people. Former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank must face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court ruled. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Oct 28, 2011 file photo, supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan rally to condemn U. S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas on al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts, in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani judge on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, ordered criminal charges be filed against a former top CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and a former station chief in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people. Former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank must face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court ruled. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Pakistani tribal elder Karim Khan shows the remains of a missile reportedly fired by a U.S. drone on a village in north Waziristan, killing many people, after his news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani judge on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, ordered criminal charges be filed against a former top CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and a former station chief in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people. Former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank must face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court ruled. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Pakistani tribal elder Karim Khan shows the remains of a missile reportedly fired by a U.S. drone on a village in north Waziristan, killing many people, after his news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani judge on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, ordered criminal charges be filed against a former top CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and a former station chief in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people. Former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank must face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court ruled. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

A judge in Pakistan has ordered a former CIA station chief and a CIA lawyer be charged criminally over America's drone program targeting suspected militants in the country.

A lawyer and a court official say Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court made the ruling Tuesday.

Siddiqui ordered former CIA station chief Jonathan Bank and CIA lawyer John A. Rizzo face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism over a purported CIA drone strike in 2009 that killed a man's brother and son.

Bank fled Pakistan in 2010 after his cover was blown when the man named Kareem Khan initially threatened to sue the CIA over the deaths.

Bank now lives in the U.S. Rizzo was the CIA's acting general counsel overseeing its drone program.