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The writer and co-founder of Amnesty Sweden resigned due to disagreement with the report on the armed forces

12 Aug, 2022
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The writer and co-founder of Amnesty Sweden resigned due to disagreement with the report on the armed forces

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The co-founder of the Swedish organization Amnesty, the writer Per Wästberg announced that he is leaving the organization because of the Amnesty International report criticizing the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

In the report, Amnesty International strongly criticizes Ukraine and claims that the country allegedly violates international law and endangers civilians when the Ukrainian military is near civilian objects, allegedly "establishing bases" in residential areas, schools and hospitals and launching strikes from residential areas. districts

I have been a member of the organization for almost 60 years. Because of Amnesty's statements regarding the war in Ukraine, it is with a heavy heart that I end my long and fruitful work.

Per Wästberg

Per Wästberg co-founded Amnesty Sweden with the lawyer Hans Jöran Frank in 1964. He is also a member of the Nobel Prize in Literature committee, and was previously president of the International PEN Club. Author of the "Luftburen" trilogy: "Castle on the Water", "Luftburen" and "Jordmonen" and other books (not available in Ukrainian translation).


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