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UN General Assembly Resolutions: Resolution 36/171

(December 16, 1981)

The General Assembly,

Recalling the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Recalling its resolution 32/14 of 7 November 1977 and other pertinent resolutions in which the General Assembly, inter alia, reaffirmed the legitimacy of the struggle for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means,

Noting that Mr. Ziad Abu Eain, a Palestinian national from occupied Palestinian territory and a Jordanian citizen, was illegally detained in prison in the United States of America for over two years,

Noting also that the sole basis for "probable cause" against Mr. Ziad Abu Eain was a Hebrew language statement extracted from a person who had no knowledge of the Hebrew language and who was in Israeli custody, whose statement was later recanted,

Deeply concerned that the Government of the United States has extradited Mr. Ziad Abu Eain and delivered him to Israel, the occupying Power,

1. Strongly deplores the action of the Government of the United States of America in extraditing Mr. Ziad Abu Eain to Israel, the occupying Power;

2. Demands that Mr. Ziad Abu Eain be immediately released and that the Government of the United States, being responsible for his safety, should facilitate his safe transfer to the country of his choice;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly on the implementation of the present resolution no later than 31 December 1981;

4. Decides to retain item 12 on the agenda of its thirty-sixth session for the sole purpose of further considering the question of human rights relating to the case of Mr. Ziad Abu Eain.

Sources: The United Nations