Amnesty International is protesting planned public executions by Hamas, but is backing a human rights prize nomination for an Egyptian activist who defends and justifies Hamas’ firing of deadly rockets against Israeli civilians.
The “Attorney General” of the terrorist organization said last week that several convicted “criminals” are set to be executed in public as a “lesson” to others, after this week’s Muslim religious festival of Eid al-Fitr.
“This and other recent announcements by Hamas authorities that they will carry out further executions are deeply disturbing,” said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International.
However, Amnesty continues to back their nomination of Mona Seif for the world’s top human rights prize, even though she forcefully opposed Amnesty’s call on Hamas to stop targeting civilians, in repeated tweets to her 180,000 followers.
Some of the world’s worst human rights abusers took to the floor of the UN Human Rights Council on November 9th to critique the United