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Sunday evening, Inner City Press published an article with two photographs. The first showed Ms. Di Biase's hand protruding from a blanket placed over her body, as below. In the second, her hands have been covered with bags and tape by the authorities. That day, police sources told Inner City Press that the bags and tape are used when there is a chance of DNA evidence from a struggle being recovered. That is why Inner City Press published the photograph, adding a warning that it might be upsetting to some readers.
Tuesday, two UN officials criticized to Inner City Press the publication of the photo. Both urged that the photo be removed. From the UN's executive office on the 38th floor, an official called the publication "tasteless" and said that the "staff is angry." But on the 5th floor, the office of the UN Staff Union, no such anger was expressed. In fact, solemn encouragement was given to further look into Maria Di Biase's death, including on the theory that if -- "if" -- she chose to jump out of the 19th floor of the UN, she was not looking for a private and unreported death. Which of these views represents that of UN staff?