Salil Shetty grew up with activist parents in India in the 1970s, and he has followed in his family’s footsteps. He now heads Amnesty International, the human rights organization that calls attention to the plight of war refugees, political prisoners and others at risk around the world. Salil Shetty joins us to talk about how the group is dealing with rape in India, massacres in Syria and other international issues, as well as its continued call to release prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International

  • Guest

    Thank you to Amnesty International for having the courage to be a voice of conscience. How does one verify that extraordinary rendition sites have been closed? Does the pronouncement of the president that these sites and practices are no longer allowed have any teeth?

  • Grady

    Mr. Shetty talks and talks and talks and says absolutely nothing. It is amazing that someone so inept can work his way the ranks of AI. My opinion of AI took a serious blow today. This guy is ridiculous.

    • Guest

      As a long time and continuing supporter of AI, I assure you that we are absolutely crushed to learn an articulate and critical thinker like yourself has proclaimed Mr. Shetty “ridiculous” out of hand. Thank you for this thought provoking constructive feedback.

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