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Second Amnesty chief attacks Islamist links
by Richard Kerbaj
A senior executive at Amnesty International has urged the charity to admit it made a "mistake" by failing publicly to oppose the views of a former terror suspect.
Sam Zarifi, Amnesty's Asia Pacific director, backed Gita Sahgal, an official who was suspended after revealing her concerns about Amnesty's links to the former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg, a British citizen.
In an internal memo leaked to The Sunday Times, Zarifi, who oversees Amnesty's work in Pakistan and Afghanistan, claimed the charity's campaigns blurred the line between giving support for a detainee's human rights and endorsing extremist views.
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