NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 12, 1996
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The human rights issue in Afghanistan, where a new militant Islamic regime has cracked down on women, featured. [With face covered, female SURGEON - talks about the restrictive situation.] [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - defends women's rights as human rights.] The question raised as to whether the United Nations should withhold aid to nations where human rights have been curtailed. [Afghan Information Center Omar SAMAD - outlines the dilemma if the United Nations withholds aid.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says the United Nations should not give aid where there is discrimination.]