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“Underlying the economic crisis is an explosive human rights crisis. The economic downturn has aggravated abuses, distracted attention from them and created new problems,” Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty said. “In the name of security, human rights were trampled on. Now, in the name of economic recovery, they are being relegated to the back seat. “
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Assessing human rights abuses over the past year, the Amnesty report found that freedom of expression was restricted in at least 81 countries and warned the recessionary economy could lead to increased state repression.
The report also reprimanded members of the Group of 20 leading countries, namely the United States, China and Saudi Arabia, for carrying out more than three-quarters of state executions that took place across the world in 2008.