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April 4, 2019, 10:31 AMUpdated: April 4, 2019, 10:06 PM

Revenge or #MeToo: Firing Exposes Rift at Amnesty (Corrected)

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

A former advocacy director for Amnesty International USA is challenging his firing that occurred just months after the human-rights organization threatened retaliation against him for helping to organize a petition by unpaid interns. A federal administrative judge concluded last month that those threats violated U.S. labor law.

The group says Raed Jarrar, its former Middle East and Africa advocacy director, was terminated after an internal investigation substantiated a complaint of “inappropriate conduct toward a female coworker” in May 2018, according to Jarrar’s termination letter. A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled last week that Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret ...

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