• Short Summary

    CHARGES OF TORTURE LEVELLED AGAINST THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES ARE BEING HEARD TODAY (MONDAY) IN BEIRUT BY A SPECIAL UNITED NATIONS INVESTIGATING TEAM.

  • Description

    CHARGES OF TORTURE LEVELLED AGAINST THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES ARE BEING HEARD TODAY (MONDAY) IN BEIRUT BY A SPECIAL UNITED NATIONS INVESTIGATING TEAM. BOTH THE PALESTINE LIBERATION MOVEMENT (FATAH) AND THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT HAVE SAID THEY WILL PRESENT TORTURE VICTIMS TO THE TEAM. ISRAEL HAS REFUSED TO CO-OPERATE IN THE HEARINGS.

    ONLY THREE OF THE SIX-MAN TEAM ARRIVED IN THE LEBANON FROM GENEVA WHERE THEY MET REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS. THE YUGOSLAV AND TANZANIA MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE INQUIRY AT A LATER DATE. PERU'S REPRESENTATIVE HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE SINCE THE TEAM WAS FORMED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT DISPUTE BETWEEN PERU AND THE UNITED STATES.

    THE TEAM WILL SPEND TWO DAYS IN THE LEBANON BEFORE CONTINUING ITS MISSION IN DAMASCUS, AMMAN AND CAIRO.

    THE LEBANESE FOREIGN MINISTRY HAVE SAID THEY WILL PRESENT PEOPLE WHOSE HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY THE ISRAELIS. FATAH WANTS THE TEAM TO VISIT A PALESTINE REFUGEE CAMP AT SIDON, 25 MILES (45 KILOMETRES) SOUTH OF BEIRUT TO STUDY CONDITIONS THERE.

    SYRIA SAYS IT WILL HAND THE TEAM MEMORANDA PROVING ISRAEL'S VIOLATION OF THE 1949 GENEVA CONVENTION AND ITS "CRIMES" AGAINST THE ARAB INHABITANTS OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES.

    IT SAID RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND REFUGEES WOULD ALSO GIVE EVIDENCE OF AUSTRAL VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE DEMOLITION OF HOMES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP, EXPULSION OF INHABITANTS AND ACTS OF REPRESSION.

    THE TEAM IS TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN ITS 1970 SESSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NQQHH67R0EHWG0M5ICLXAH24
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NQQHH67R0EHWG0M5ICLXAH24
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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