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World sitting on ‘powder keg’: Amnesty

Posted By admin On May 28, 2009 @ 4:22 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

The world is sitting on a “powder keg” of social unrest, which risks exploding as human rights are eroded by the global economic slowdown, Amnesty International warned.

But its annual report — detailing abuses from China to Guantanamo Bay and from Sri Lanka to the ex-Soviet Union — said the global meltdown also offers a chance to rebuild an economic framework putting human rights at its heart.

“There are growing signs of political unrest and violence, adding to the global insecurity that already exists because of deadly conflicts which the international community seems unable or unwilling to resolve.

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“In other words: we are sitting on a powder keg of inequality, injustice and insecurity, and it is about to explode,” said Amnesty chief Irene Khan.

The 400-page Amnesty Report gives an overview of abuse around the world, including well-publicised human rights hotspots such as Myanmar, Sudan’s Darfur or the Palestinian territories.

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