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President Donald Trump’s policies mark “a new era of human rights regression,” the head of Amnesty International announced in  Washington, D.C. this morning, where the non-profit group that tracks the state of human rights in the world released its annual report. Salil Sheety, who has been the group’s Secretary General since 2010, accused Trump of “hateful” politics and being a threat to human rights across the globe. “President Trump takes actions that violate human rights at home and abroad,” the group reports.  He put Trump in the same group as the barbaric leaders of Egypt, the Philippines, Venezuela, Russia and China who Sheety said, “are callously undermining the rights of millions.” “Donald Trump’s politics may have marked a new era of human rights regression but they are not unique,” said Shetty. “The specters of hatred and fear now loom large in world affairs,” he continued, “and we have few governments standing up for human rights in these disturbing times.” Along with Trump’s treatment of women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and his “politics that were discriminatory or otherwise contradicted international human rights principles,” Shetty singled out Trump’s travel bans aimed at Muslim-majority countries as a “transparently hateful move.” Shetty added that the bans, some which have survived court challenges, “set the scene for a year in which leaders took the politics of hate to its most dangerous conclusion.” The report also cites Trump’s views on immigration and immigrants as examples of these hateful new policies. Those include his plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, increased detention of asylum seekers and their families, increased immigration and customs enforcement, penalties against “sanctuary cities” and “prioritized deportation of migrants.”