Sweden co-founder steps down over Ukraine report| MENAFN.COM

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 05:42 GMT

Sweden co-founder steps down over Ukraine report

(MENAFN) Per Wastberg, the founder of the Swedish branch of Amnesty International, stepped down from the organization on Wednesday.

Wastberg announced his resignation was because of Amnesty’s report regarding the war in Ukraine, and that the organization has gone beyond its original order to support for political convicts.

“I have been a member for over 60 years. It is with a heavy heart that, due to Amnesty's statements regarding the war in Ukraine, I am ending a long and fruitful engagement,” Wastberg informed the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he is an occasional writer.

“From its inception, Amnesty worked for the freedom of political prisoners everywhere in the world,” on the words of Wastberg, who co-founded the Swedish branch 58 years ago. “It has since gradually, sometimes debatably, expanded its mandate” and become a different kind of organization, he also said.


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