UNITED NATIONS: Condemned Again

For the second straight year, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted its condemnation of the Soviet Union and the puppet Hungarian regime for "continuing repression of fundamental rights of the Hungarian people . . . under the shadow of the continuing presence of Soviet armed forces," and added a new event of 1958 to deplore: "the execution of ex-Premier Imre Nagy, General Pal Maleter and other Hungarian patriots." The vote to condemn was 54-10 (the Soviet bloc and Yugoslavia voting against). The 15 abstainers were mostly neutralist Afro-Asian countries (India, United Arab Republic, Iraq), plus Greece and Finland.


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