The backlash: human rights at risk throughout the world

Amnesty International writes, in the wake of the September 11th attacks in New York, USA, that already there is a backlash. In many parts of the world people have suffered racist attacks because of their appearance and/or their religion. In the name of fighting ”international terrorism”, governments have rushed to introduce draconian new measures that threaten the human rights of their own citizens, immigrants and refugees.

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