Amnesty Responds to Reports of Obama Administration Resuming Drones Strikes

Press Release
June 11, 2014

Amnesty Responds to Reports of Obama Administration Resuming Drones Strikes

Contact: Natalie Butz, nbutz@aiusa.org, 202-675-8761, @AIUSAmedia

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In response to reports that the Obama administration has launched its first drone strike in Pakistan since last year, Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International USA's Security & Human Rights Program, issued the following statement:

"The administration has resumed drone strikes in Pakistan without having addressed potentially unlawful killings documented by human rights groups. Killing people without necessary safeguards and transparency is a recipe for disaster. Even one wrongful death is one too many."

For more information, see Amnesty International's report "Will I Be Next? U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan."

Zeke Johnson, is available for interview.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million members in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.