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    The Problems With the Amnesty International Report

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    The release of the - at face value - damning report by Amnesty International on human rights abuses at the Saydnaya prison in Syria has caused huge controversy in the past week; but are its claims based in fact? John Wight speaks to former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford.

    In this episode of Hard Facts, former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford dismantles the Amnesty International Report on the Syrian Saydnaya prison and highlights its many problems.  Together with John Wight they dig deeper into the origins of Amnesty International as an organization and explore what other motives may be behind this report.

    Also they look to the future of the resolution of the Syrian conflict; the draft resolution proposed by Russia and what we can expect from the upcoming talks in Geneva.

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      sterndaler
      The AI report is badly researched and compiled with no quality control. It is based on sources which have not been checked and are part of only one side of the war. It most glaring flaw. Syria has no hidden executions - Syria knows capital punishment officially. No need to hide. p.s. Obviously the people behind the AI report have used Western humanitarian good will and naive ignorance for propaganda. This detrimental to AI's own causes.
    • metalhead17
      Makes you wonder who is behind Amnesty !
    • metalhead17
      Makes you wonder about these charity organisations
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