UK drone strikes subject to legal challenge by Greens
24 September 2015
From the section UK Politics
Reyaad Khan (L) and Ruhul Amin were killed in August
The use of drones to kill UK citizens abroad is being legally challenged by two Green Party members of Parliament.
Earlier this month, David Cameron announced an RAF-operated drone had killed two Britons linked to so-called Islamic State in Syria, describing the action as an “act of self defence”.
MP Caroline Lucas and Baroness Jones have now sought a judicial review of the policy, claiming that “targeted killing” is unlawful.
It is backed by campaigners Reprieve.
In what was the first targeted UK drone attack on a British citizen, Reyaad Khan, from Cardiff, and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen were killed by a remotely piloted aircraft on 21 August in Raqqa, Syria.
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Source:: BBC UK