A SENIOR official at Amnesty International has accused the charity of putting the human rights of Al-Qaeda terror suspects above those of their victims.She finally realized that. They've been doing it for years.
Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at Amnesty’s international secretariat, believes that collaborating with Moazzam Begg, a former British inmate at Guantanamo Bay, “fundamentally damages” the organisation’s reputation.Along with his various terrorist ties, Begg is an Islamist, an open supporter of the Taliban, and an advocate for imprisoned Al Qaeda members such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Amnesty International has collaborated with him, and even paid the expenses for his propaganda events. This was too much for Sahgal.
“I believe the campaign fundamentally damages Amnesty International’s integrity and, more importantly, constitutes a threat to human rights,” Sahgal wrote in an email to the organisation’s leaders on January 30. “To be appearing on platforms with Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban, whom we treat as a human rights defender, is a gross error of judgment.”It's good to see that there is someone at Amnesty International willing to speak out and state the obvious.