Amnesty's "Degeneration And Politicization"

Hitch is dismayed over the group suspending one of its senior officers, Gita Sahgal:

It's fairly easy to summarize her concern in her own words. "To be appearing on platforms with Britain's most famous supporter of the Taliban, whom we treat as a human rights defender," she wrote, "is a gross error of judgment." One might think that to be an uncontroversial statement, but it led to her immediate suspension.

Human Rights blog adds:

This is a disturbing development. Sahgal has devoted 30 years to defend human rights. By questioning AI management over Begg and his group, Cageprisoners, Sahgal has found herself without a job and fears for her security.