(The Epoch Times) UNESCO Panned for Awarding Dictator-Funded Prize

(The Epoch Times) UNESCO Panned for Awarding Dictator-Funded Prize

Jack Phillips July 16, 2012
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Human rights organizations panned the United Nations’ cultural arm, UNESCO, for awarding a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Human rights organizations panned the United Nations’ cultural arm, UNESCO, for awarding a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Human Rights Watch said Obiang “leads a government known for corruption and repression,” and has been accused of committing rights abuses in Equatorial Guinea, a small country in West Africa, and he should not be able to give out and fund a science prize via UNESCO.

“It is shameful and utterly irresponsible for UNESCO to award this prize, given the litany of serious legal and ethical problems surrounding it,” said Tutu Alicante, the head of human rights group EG Justice.

 

 

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