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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The United Nations – New York

7 September, 2012

President of the General Assembly meets with a delegation of the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser met today with a delegation of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar.

The delegation presented to President Al-Nasser a copy of the recommendations adopted by the International Conference to Protect Journalists in Dangerous Situations, which was organized by NHRC in Doha, Qatar from 22-23 January, 2012.

During a press briefing by the delegation, the President of the General Assembly stated that crimes committed against journalists in war or conflict zones is unacceptable and are considered violations of International Law. He further deplored all forms of attacks, unlawful persecution or killing of journalists.

President Al-Nasser expressed his support for the efforts undertaken by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar and encouraged all Member States, civil society actors and members of the media to endorse the recommendations of the conference.

 

 

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