Another Senior Amnesty International Official Resigns Over Ukraine Report Scandal | The Kyiv Post

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Pressure for Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Agnes Callamard, to resign, continues to intensify following the resignation of yet another senior official over AI’s widely-condemned report accusing Ukraine’s Armed Forces of placing civilian lives in danger.

In a statement made today, Wednesday, August 10,  Par Vestberg, the co-founder of Amnesty International’s Swedish branch, announced his resignation in protest over the growing scandal.

“I have been a member of Amnesty International for almost sixty years,” Vestberg said. “It is with a heavy heart that I end my long and fruitful cooperation due to Amnesty’s statements regarding the war in Ukraine.”

Vestberg has a long history of campaigning extensively for human rights. The President of the PEN International from 1979 to 1986, he went on to found Amnesty International’s Swedish branch in 1963 and became active in the anti-colonial movement, with a particular focus on the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa.

Vestberg added that at the beginning of its existence, Amnesty International worked on the release of political prisoners, but gradually “expanded its mandate.”


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