Donald Trump’s secret killer drone program is the death penalty without trial.

We are working to expose the truth

President Trump’s Assassinations Program is one of the biggest threats to global human rights, and Reprieve U.S. is working to stop it.

Under the program, people are identified as targets and placed on a ‘Kill List’ for future assassination by drone attack on the basis of clumsy computer algorithms.

Reprieve U.S. has uncovered extensive evidence that the White House has breached international law and violated fundamental human rights, killing thousands of adults and children in the process – 80% of whom have never even been named.

The drone assassination program was started by President Bush, continued by President Obama, and President Trump is ramping it up. One of the early attacks authorized by the then newly sworn in President saw 23 Yemini citizens, including 10 children under the age of 12 brutally killed.

This was described by President Trump as a ‘win.’ But fewer and fewer people still believe that the Administration is accurately targeting the ‘bad guys’ to keep us safe – just as with Guantánamo, the abuses behind the rhetoric have been exposed for the world to see.

We know that those ‘targeted’ include acclaimed journalists, politicians and prominent peace activists. We know that in failed attempts to kill just one named person, 76 adults and 29 children were killed. We know that to make their claims of low “civilian” casualties credible, the military and CIA reclassify anyone in the place they want to bomb as a legitimate target.

“This is the death penalty without trial. For all those who don’t want Donald Trump acting as the world’s judge, jury and executioner, this is the new frontier in global human rights – and we’re leading the way.” – Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Reprieve U.S. Staff Attorney

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Our Drones and Assassinations Cases

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Drones and Assassinations News

June 14, 2018

Breaking news: US journalist wins right to challenge inclusion on Trump’s Kill List

Bilal Abdul Kareem, a US citizen who believes he has been targeted for assassination by…
May 15, 2018

The latest on Gina Haspel and a major victory in our fight against torture

Some big news from the Reprieve family: A victory in our ongoing challenge to the CIA’s…
May 3, 2018

Two journalists ask the U.S Government to remove them from the Kill List

Returning from Guantánamo, I flew directly to D.C. for our hearing in federal court on…
May 1, 2018

Journalists challenge drones ‘Kill List’ in federal court

Two journalists – one an American citizen and another an acclaimed reporter for the international…
March 7, 2018

Trump: publish your secret drones policy

We have joined with 12 leading human rights organizations to call on President Trump to…
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February 12, 2018

Roundup: Guantánamo, birthdays on death row, and a thank you to our supporters

Two death row birthdays, our senior staff attorney on the ground in Guantánamo, and a…