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Resources updated between Monday, August 21, 2006 and Sunday, August 27, 2006

August 25, 2006

August 24, 2006

Islamic and Arab states are holding a first-ever global treaty on disability hostage as they attempt to insert diplomatic language for criticizing Israel into the text. The effort to insist that the treaty deal with "foreign occupation" is just one more example of their use of the UN vehicle to score political points at the expense of human rights victims everywhere.

General Assembly Committee Drafting Disability Convention Encounters Difficulties (Press Release) Development

Iran Stalls Article

August 23, 2006

In May, a group of 54 Baha'i youths who were tutoring underprivileged youths in Shiraz were arrested. None was officially charged with a crime, but a number of them were released only after their families paid high amounts of bail. ... The Baha'i community has a long history of official religious persecution in Iran.

Iran Human Rights Voice

August 22, 2006

Police in Taif caught a woman violating the law by being behind the steering wheel of a moving car, the Al-Jazirah newspaper reported yesterday. The woman, an Arab foreigner married to a Saudi man, was immediately arrested.

Saudi Arabia Human Rights Voice

Kofi Annan

Serving as the political arm of Hizbollah, the UN continues its campaign against the Jewish state. The Secretary-General condemns Israel for allegedly violating the cessation of hostilities numerous times, while the word "Hizbollah" does not leave his spokesperson's lips -- the imaginary non-party to the conflict.

Press Briefing by the Spokesman for the Secretary-General Development

August 21, 2006

The French coming ashore in Lebanon. All fifty of them. On their way to get really serious about the thousands of Hizbollah terrorists and their mult-million dollar armament machine operating via Syria and Iran. Courtesy of the UN.

French peacekeepers land in Lebanon

Mark Malloch Brown

Another clear picture of the UN intention to protect Hizbollah, allow them to retain their weapons and reorganize as the terrorists prepare to make war against the Jews once again. Says the UN Deputy Secretary-General: "It is not an offensive force. It's not going to go in there and attempt large-scale disarmament...."

Lebanon: UN appeals to Europe to provide troops in expanded peacekeeping force Article