Amnesty tough on Sri Lanka, easy on the West

I am responding to the article by Alex Neve of Amnesty International (RE: "If there is to be peace, there must be justice," Aug. 10) because I have had continuing correspondence with Mr. Neve regarding Amnesty's continued vilification of Sri Lanka without any attempt to verify the information on which he bases his arguments and judgments. The problem could be that Amnesty's mandate concentrates on being critical, judgmental and proposing actions for state governments faced with armed aggression and terrorism but tends to deal lightly with the terrorists themselves.

Published: Wednesday, 08/31/2011 12:00 am EDT

I am responding to the article by Alex Neve of Amnesty International (RE: "If there is to be peace, there must be justice," Aug. 10) because I have had continuing correspondence with Mr. Neve regarding Amnesty's continued vilification of Sri Lanka without any attempt to verify the information on which he bases his arguments and judgments. The problem could be that Amnesty's mandate concentrates on being critical, judgmental and proposing actions for state governments faced with armed aggression and terrorism but tends to deal lightly with the terrorists themselves.

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