Abdulrahman al-Awlaki (NSA)

Anon Fire filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 100186-5017
Status
Rejected

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From: Patrick Mackie

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records relating or referring to 'Abdulrahman al-Awlaki' or born name 'Abdulrahman Anwar Al-Aulaqi'.

His death has been widely reported in the media. The first two links are reference links. The third link is a link to his birth certificate to clarify which individual I am interested in. Also, his death certificate is shared in the last link.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-airstrike-that-killed-american-teen-in-yemen-raises-legal-ethical-questions/2011/10/20/gIQAdvUY7L_story.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulrahman_al-Awlaki

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/70/Abdulrahman_al-Awlaki%27s_birth_certificate.png/1920px-Abdulrahman_al-Awlaki%27s_birth_certificate.png

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB529-Anwar-al-Awlaki-File/documents/20)%20Abdulrahman%20al-Awlaki%20death%20certificate%20and%20State%20Dept%20claim%20cause%20of%20death%20is%20unknown.pdf

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Patrick Mackie

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: Patrick Mackie

FOIA APPEAL
FOIA CASE NUMBER 100186

I am appealing the integrity of the search as we do not know if a search was even preformed. Information related to Abdulrahman al-Awlaki is pertinent to the American people as he was an American killed by a drone strike by his own government in 2011. The potential witholding of records does a disservice to the American public and is against the very values of this great nation. Abdulrahman was never (as far as the public is aware) involved in terrorism (as his father was) and was only 16 years old at the time of his death. The release of information is important to the American public and holding elected leaders accountable.

I am requesting a search be conducted and knowing how many (if any) responsive records there are.

From: National Security Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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