Zein al-Atat being appointed as the goodwill ambassador by Dr. Mohamed Shahid Khan. (Zein al-Atat Facebook page)
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An organization that apparently has been posing as a U.N. agency for years has been exposed as fraudulent and accused of providing diplomatic passports to convicts and fugitives.Controversial herb doctor Zein al-Atat, who had been appointed goodwill ambassador by the so-called International Human Rights Commission and promised a diplomatic passport, was surprised to learn that the agency was not related to the United Nations, sources close to him said Monday. Atat appeared on LBCI TV news Saturday and confirmed that "the head of a United Nations organization," Dr. Mohamed Shahid Khan, who is listed as IHRC's world chairman on the group's website, had appointed him goodwill ambassador. The United Nations categorically denied any ties to the organization. IHRC does not clearly outline a purported relationship with the United Nations on its website, but the group's insignia resembles that of the official United Nations logo and is used throughout its online content.The Daily Star contacted IHRC's office in Lebanon but was informed that the number listed was not related to the organization.
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