VIDEO: UN and political assassinations
UN and political assassinations
Political assassination is a means to get rid of political opponents through murder, and it is an ancient and widespread phenomenon, and hardly any historical period or geographical area is devoid of this phenomenon, and various countries of the world have witnessed assassination incidents that included politicians, human rights activists and journalists in an attempt to silence their voices.
Many celebrities have been assassinated for political or revenge reasons. The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in 1965 is one of the most famous assassinations in the world, especially since it has not yet been revealed who was behind it. India has witnessed several assassinations, most notably the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. As for the Arab world, the assassination of Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar Sadat in 1981 is one of the most prominent assassinations, along with the assassination of Saudi King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz in 1975 and the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Harari in 2005.
The United Nations has a prominent role in this regard as it carries out a number of political missions and good offices missions aimed at spreading peace and preventing political assassinations, and other missions with investigative mandates and fact-finding missions that aim to carry out investigations to uncover facts.