UN / TUNISIA DETAINED UN STAFF

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A member of the panel of experts of the Libya sanctions committee, Moncef Kartas, was arrested on Wednesday (26 Mar) upon his arrival in Tunis and remains in detention, a UN spokesperson said. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / TUNISIA DETAINED UN STAFF
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DATELINE: 29 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

29 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Farhan Haq walks up to podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General:
“Moncef Kartas, a member of the panel of experts of the Libya sanctions committee was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on the 26th of March. He remains in detention. We are in touch with the Tunisian authorities to ascertain the reasons for his arrest and detention, as well as the conditions under which he is being held. Experts on mission for the United Nations, as Mr. Kartas is, are covered by the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, Farhan Haq walks away from the podium

STORYLINE:

A member of the panel of experts of the Libya sanctions committee, Moncef Kartas, was arrested on Wednesday (26 Mar) upon his arrival in Tunis and remains in detention.

The Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, reading from a prepared statement, said the Organization is in touch with the Tunisian authorities “to ascertain the reasons for his arrest and detention, as well as the conditions under which he is being held.”

Haq stressed that “experts on mission for the United Nations, as Mr. Kartas is, are covered by the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.”
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