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Iraq / Human Rights Issues #120084

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) 41st anniversary of UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights noted.

(DC: Charles Glass) Human rights accusations against Iraq featured; scenes shown from Iraqi village that has been set up in Syria by refugees who have fled their own government [Village chief Sheik Murad Abu KAUKAB, Iraqi refugee Said RASHO - (thru translator) describes abuses.] Ethnic Kurds' struggle for self-government in Iraq noted. [Kurd Abu ALI - (thru translator) comments.] Human rights abuses further detailed. [Iraqi ambassador to US Mohammed al-MASHAT - denies allegations of human rights abuses.] President Saddam Hussein noted prohibiting United Nations from studying accusations. President Bush's financial aid proposals to Iraq detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department noted refusing to answer ABC's questions about resumption of American bank credits to Iraq.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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