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Human Rights Under Attack More Than Ever, Says Amnesty International

Migrants Continue To Arrive On Greek Island Of Lesbos
Paula Bronstein—Getty Images Lifejackets are seen taking over a garbage dump in Molyvos, Lesbos on Nov. 12, 2015

More than 60 million people were displaced from their homes worldwide

Human rights are fast becoming a casualty in the drive to wipe out fanatical groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.

That was grim warning from the head of Amnesty International on Tuesday as the watchdog group released its annual report on the state of human rights around the world.

“What is unique to 2015 is that we are worried the very system that is protecting human rights around the world is itself under threat,” said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty.

Their report contains some alarming arithmetic…

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