Human rights advocacy organization Amnesty International has accused US President Donald Trump of violating human rights by adopting “hateful” politics.
“President Trump takes actions that violate human rights at home and abroad,” the UK-based group said in its annual report The State of the World’s Human Rights published Thursday.
Salil Shetty, Amnesty’s Secretary General, took particular aim at Trump’s “transparently hateful” travel ban, which restricts the entry of citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.
“The transparently hateful move by the US government in January to ban entry to people from several Muslim-majority countries set the scene for a year in which leaders took the politics of hate to its most dangerous conclusion,” she said.
Despite facing overwhelming opposition inside America and abroad, Trump insists that the ban is necessary to keep what he calls “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the…