Who Speaks for Human Rights? Amnesty international, gender issues and militant islam

DD Guttenplan and Maria Margaronis write in The Nation about the controversy surrounding Amnesty’s collaboration with Moazzam Begg, a former Guantánamo prisoner.

Gita Sahgad, head of Amnesty’s gender unit, spoke in the press against this collaboration and was suspended from the human rights advocacy organization. Her case was taken up by intellectuals and part of the left. Read more