Swedish Amnesty International co-founder, author Per Vestberg has announced that he is leaving the organization due to Amnesty International’s latest report on Ukraine. This is what the reports say
“I have been (in the organization – ed.) for almost sixty years. With a heavy heart because of Amnesty’s statements regarding the war in Ukraine, I am ending my long and fruitful collaboration,” Westberg said, according to Expressen.
According to him, at the beginning of its existence, the organization worked for the release of political prisoners, but “gradually, sometimes contradictorily, it expanded its mandate.”
In 1964, Vestberg co-founded the Swedish section of Amnesty International.
On August 4, the international human rights organization Amnesty International said in a new report that the Ukrainian army is endangering the civilian population by creating bases and placing weapons in residential areas, including schools and hospitals, during the defense against .
Ukrainian authorities, the military and the public called the report unfair, manipulative and giving greater priority to the actions of the attacking country.
Amnesty International’s Ukrainian office said that “reports” of this kind are the work of the Crisis Response Department. And the director of the Ukrainian office of the organization
In Ukraine, Ukraine is open to investigations for compliance with the laws and customs of war, but international organizations should first of all demand an end to Russia’s armed aggression.
Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnes Kalamar, after criticizing the organization, said that “Ukrainian and Russian trolls are attacking the investigation” but this “will not weaken our impartiality and will not change the facts”.
source: radio svoboda