Fmr. UK Ambassador Destroys Amnesty Intl.’s Credibility

Posted: May 18, 2019 in -
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Amnesty Report on Syrian Prison Deaths Questioned by Ex UK Ambassador to Syria

According to the former Ambassador, there is a number of reasons why the report puts into question the credibility of the human rights organisation. Apart from the fact that it was based on interviews with anonymous witnesses and doesn’t provide a hint of evidence, those nameless sources were wrong on ‘basic information’, and that naturally puts to doubt the veracity of other claims.

The retired British diplomat had visited Saydnaya numerous times as he served in Damascus from 2003 to 2006. According to Ford, the prison was too small to contain ten to twenty thousand prisoners at one time, contrary to what Amnesty said in the report.

“Ten to twenty thousand is a fair-sized town.” He said in an interview. “The building which I saw at Saydnaya could not possibly accommodate more than ten percent of those numbers.”

…”Amnesty said that they had verified that claims that Iraqi soldiers had stolen incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals and left babies on the floor to die. Turned out this was a total fabrication…they were gullible and they used it and it helped to justify the Iraqi war.” Ford said.

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