Amnesty determinedly set about shredding its credibility by serving as a megaphone for the propaganda of the Putin regime
The British Times published an article about the actions of the human rights organization Amnesty and exposed this organization as a megaphone to Putin’s propaganda, in connection with the report published this week on Russian military actions in Ukraine.
Excerpt from the article:
“Amnesty’s intervention has elicited widespread fury. The Ukrainian President accused the group of ‘shifting the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim.’ He is absolutely right. There is a legal obligation, codified in the Geneva Conventions, to protect noncombatants in war, and the monitoring activities of such organizations as the Red Cross and the Red Crescent can help enforce it by bringing violations to light. That is altogether different from blaming and defaming the victims of aggression, which is what Amnesty is doing here. It is little wonder the group’s Ukraine office, which was not consulted, condemned these purported findings, while the Russian embassy in London eagerly reproduced them.
Amnesty has vainly sought to deflect criticism by pointing to its condemnation of Russia’s invasion. That is a feeble evasion. Ukrainian forces base themselves in civilian areas because Russian forces are attacking them. That is the established method of Russian military action, in Chechnya, Syria, and Ukraine. Ukrainian forces are valiantly resisting these depredations while striving to help civilians leave the endangered areas.
Amnesty’s report pays no attention to the realities of military operations and misunderstands the content of positive international law.”