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Human rights group protests US drone killings



Published: Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 8:15 p.m.

Human rights group protests US drone killings

NEW YORK (AP) — A top human rights organization is criticizing the Obama administration’s increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned whether it is legal.

Amnesty International says the U.S. drone policy is shrouded in secrecy but the killings appear to amount to extrajudicial executions that violate international rights laws. The London-based organization’s assessment came in report released today on the global human rights situation.

Obama is expected to address his administration’s reliance on drone strikes in a speech Thursday at the National Defense University. On the eve of the speech, Attorney-General Eric Holder acknowledged for the first time that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes abroad since 2009.

Amnesty International also questioned the increasing reliance by U.S. police of Taser stun guns.


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1gdog4766(1402 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Yeah, don't use drones to kill terrorists, cut off their heads in the name of a god. Works in London. Those that ask for mercy the most, give it the least.

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2123goz(512 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

".....the U.S. drone policy is shrouded in secrecy but the killings appear to amount to extrajudicial executions that violate international rights laws."
So what? You think I care? Gas up more drones.

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3123goz(512 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

"questioned the increasing reliance by U.S. police of Taser stun guns."
Yeah, when a .40 cal works so much better. If you don't want tased, all you gotta do is listen to the guy holding the taser.
What's with these wackos?

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