• Short Summary

    In the United Nations on Wednesday (12 November) the United States proposed that the General Assembly ask all governments to proclaim an unconditional amnesty for prisoners detained for their political beliefs.

  • Description

    In the United Nations on Wednesday (12 November) the United States proposed that the General Assembly ask all governments to proclaim an unconditional amnesty for prisoners detained for their political beliefs. U.S. delegate to the U.N., Daniel Moynihan submitted a draft resolution to the Assembly's social committee.

    If approved, the resolution would have the Assembly state that many categories of dissidents have been subjected to torture, arbitrary arrest and detention and unfair or secret trials--all acts in violation of rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Mr. Moynihan said that the resolution called for more measures of reconciliation not only between nations but within them. he said that the Assembly had already taken two steps in that direction. The Assembly had called on South Africa to grant an unconditional amnesty to persons imprisoned or restricted for opposing apartheid, and on Chile for the release of those detained for political reasons.

    He asked whether there was any reason to limit U.N. concern to only two U.N. members when there are altogether 143. Unless they cared about political prisoners everywhere they did not really care about them anywhere, Mr. Moynihan said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA683SAMWM21ZZN5YCSCGVBIWNE
    Media URN:
    VLVA683SAMWM21ZZN5YCSCGVBIWNE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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