Ukraine: Amnesty International head in Ukraine quits over report

Ukraine: Amnesty International head in Ukraine quits over report

Ukraine: Head of Amnesty International chapter quits over controversial report about civilian harm The head of Ukraine's Amnesty International chapter quit Friday after the human rights organization released a report claiming Ukrainian forces put civilians in harms way by basing themselves in populated areas. In a Facebook post made Friday night, Oksana Pokalchuk accused Amnesty International of failing to recognize the realities of war in Ukraine and ignoring the advice of local staff members, who urged the group to revise its report. “It is painful to admit, but I and the leadership of Amnesty International have split over values,” Pokalchuk wrote. “I believe that any work done for the good of society should take into account the local context, and think through consequences.” The report, which drew the ire of …
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