• Short Summary

    A THREE-MAN UNITED NATIONS WORKING GROUP, WHICH IS CONDUCTING ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, CONFERRED WITH THE SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR.

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    A THREE-MAN UNITED NATIONS WORKING GROUP, WHICH IS CONDUCTING ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, CONFERRED WITH THE SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. MUSTAFA EL SAYED, AND HEARD SWORN TESTIMONIES FROM WITNESSES OF ALLEGED TORTURE, KILLING EVICTION, AND STARVATION OF ARABS IN ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORY WHEN IT VISITED DAMASCUS ON WEDNESDAY (13 AUGUST).

    THE INVESTIGATING GROUP, SET UP BY THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, HEARD 30 WITNESSES, SIX OF WHOM, FROM KUNEITRA AND OTHER VILLAGES IN THE ISRAELI-OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS, TOLD HOW THEY HAD LEFT THEIR VILLAGES AS A RESULT OF PRESSURE, INTIMIDATION, AND TORTURE BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES SIX MONTHS OR MORE AFTER THE CEASEFIRE.

    FIVE OTHER WITNESSES AT THE THREE-HOUR SESSION SPOKE OF ACTS OF MURDER, VIOLENCE, AND EVICTION BY THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES AGAINST THEM PERSONALLY AND AGAINST THEIR RELATIVES AND COUNTRYMEN.

    THE U.N. GROUP, WHICH ARRIVED IN DAMASCUS FROM HEARING SIMILAR EVIDENCE IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, LATER TOURED A DISPLACED-PERSONS CAMP NEAR DAMASCUS AND SPOKE WITH ??? INMATES. IT LEAVES FOR JORDAN TO CONTINUE ITS INVESTIGATIONS ON FRIDAY (15 AUGUST).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49YXJ4HPR9M36IXSZNEV3UM6J
    Media URN:
    VLVA49YXJ4HPR9M36IXSZNEV3UM6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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