Amnesty International’s Working Relationship With A Terrorist

February 27, 2010

Here is a disturbing editorial from Wall Street Journal, examining Amnesty International’s treatment of an employee who dared to criticize the organization’s working relationship with terrorists.

Until two weeks ago, Gita Sahgal led Amnesty International’s gender-affairs unit and was considered an exemplar of human-rights activism. Now she’s suspended from her job and in need of an attorney willing to confront a venerable nongovernmental organization that is celebrated by the likes of Bono and Al Pacino.

What happened? Ms. Sahgal tried to get her Amnesty colleagues to cease their partnership with Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is, as Ms. Sahgal rightly describes him, “Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban.”

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