Monday, 19 April 2010

Gita Sahgal, a freethinker

Meet Gita Sahgal, a freethinker and a former head of the gender unit at Amnesty’s international secretariat. In her statement to The Times, Gita reveals how Amnesty interprets "human rights":
“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.”

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