Newly appointed Secretary General of Amnesty International (AI) global human rights movement, Kumi Naidoo, addresses a press conference held at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg on August, 16 2018. / AFP / GULSHAN KHAN
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The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights, with the Trump administration's separation of families at U.S. borders "one of the worst atrocities" seen in a long time."Overall on human rights he has set us back ... and it should be no surprise that Donald Trump will be in my vision of activism and will be somebody who will receive quite close focus by Amnesty as a global movement".With a background of activism against apartheid in his native South Africa and for environmental issues as a director of Greenpeace, Naidoo said he intends to make Amnesty "bigger, bolder and more inclusive". Amnesty currently has a global membership of 7 million people and he said he would like to see that increase to 70 million, especially among younger people.
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