By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A U.N. organization is under fire from human rights groups over its decision to create a prize for "life sciences" named after Teodoro Obiang, the leader of Equatorial Guinea, whose regime is widely viewed as one of the most corrupt and oppressive dictatorships in the world.
"But I fear it is now in danger of losing it," he stated.
Mr. Killion said the Obama administration wants a suspension of plans to award the prize so member states can hold "quiet consultations" on a way forward, "consistent with UNESCO's commitment to its basic values."