(CNSNews.com) – A simmering dispute over collaboration between Amnesty International and a former Guantanamo Bay detainee with Taliban sympathies has heated up after a senior Amnesty official argued that “defensive jihad” is not antithetical to human rights.
A trio of South Asian women’s rights campaigners expressed dismay at the prospect that Amnesty International would not unequivocally condemn the “defensive jihad” concept.
“If this is the official position of the world’s leading human rights organization, this would gravely undermine the future of the human rights movement,” said Amrita Chhachhi, Sara Hossain and Sunila Abeysekera in a letter to Amnesty Secretary-General Claudio Cordone.
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