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AP Interview: Human rights champion turns to vaccine equity

Added 04-06-21 08:03:01pm EST - “Agn” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “AP Interview: Human rights champion turns to vaccine equity”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PARIS (AP) - Agnès Callamard is best known for her investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and has made a career uncovering extra-judicial killings.

The French human rights expert’s focus on rights abuses is taking on new dimensions as she assumes leadership of Amnesty International and turns her attention to what she says is one of the world’s most pressing rights issues - vaccine equity.

Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, arguing that governments have used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to clamp down on human rights.

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The only way to end the virus - and the abuses that have accompanied it, primarily against the world’s most vulnerable - is to distribute vaccines globally and equitably, she told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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