Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Staunch Critic of Israel at U.N. Reports Death Threats

By Thalif Deen

"UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - The outspoken president of the General Assembly, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, who recently described Israeli policies in the occupied territories as tantamount to "apartheid", says his life is under threat.

Enrique Yeves, spokesperson for the president, told reporters Monday there were "very serious threats" on the Internet against D'Escoto's life and the matter is being looked into both by the U.N. security services and law enforcement officials in the United States......"

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