Menu JTA Search

Jewish Groups to Charge Egypt with Persecution Before U. N. Unit

The United Nations Human Rights Commission, which meets next week at Geneva, will hear formal charges that Egypt has denied human rights to Jews. Jewish leaders who will attend the Geneva session as accredited non-governmental representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council met here today and set their plans for bringing up the complaint against Egypt.

Other agenda items to which the Jewish leaders expect to pay specific attention concern a study of the right of freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and exile; right of asylum; a draft declaration on the rights of the child; and the report of the recently concluded sessions, at New York UN Headquarters, of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.