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November 18, 2019

UN Guterres Covers Up Cameroon Sex Exploitation Whispers on Colombia and UN Rape

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video here, Vine here

UN GATE, Nov 12 -- Stephane Dujarric, the lead spokesman of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and now Guterres' Global Communicator Melissa Fleming have joined their boss in personally covering up child rapes and sexual abuse by UN personnel, including recently a child rape by a UN "peacekeeper" from Paul Biya's Cameroon in DR Congo.

  Even while they and OIOS Ben Swanson purport to care - and even answer questions - on the UN's cover up for Burundian and Gabon rapes in CAR in 2017, they have adopted corrupt Guterres' solution going forward: cover up the cases in advance. Rough up and ban the Press which asks, leave inside only insiders who ask why they can't use the UN escalator instead of walking one or two flights of stairs, and refuse to answer written questions. Their UN is dying - and taking young victims with it.

  At 10 am on November 12 - after not responding on November 11 cases which remains the case as of this publication - the UN data dumped a rape by its personnel in South Sudan as well as UN sexual exploitation in a new mission, Colombia. Inner City Press immediately in writing asked for the if-asked information.

  Now - and we immediately publish it - deputy spokesman Farhan Haq has responded on these two, while leaving the previous dozen cases UNresponded to:

From: Farhan Aziz Haq [at] UN.org
Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Subject: RE: Press request that you immediately provide the if-asked information about today's cases of UN rape in South Sudan and sexual exploitation in Colombia, on top of the November 11 case of rape in Liberia, and by a Cameroon "military observer" in Mali...
To: Matthew Russell Lee [at] innercitypress

  On South Sudan The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has received an allegation of sexual abuse and exploitation involving a civilian national staff.  The allegation refers to the sexual abuse of a minor that allegedly took place on unspecified date in 2019, and an exploitative relationship with a victim whose age is unknown that allegedly took place in 2018 - both victims became pregnant as a result.  The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is investigating the allegation.The Mission offered appropriate assistance to the victims in line with the UN’s victim assistance protocols.

On Colombia  The United Nations Mission Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC) has received one allegation of sexual exploitation involving two civilian international staff. The allegation refers to transactional sex with an unidentified number of women on unspecified dates. The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is investigating the allegation.Once identified, each victim will be referred for appropriate assistance as per the UN’s victim assistance protocols." We'll have more on this.

Here's INovember 11 video of his two-question briefing by Haq that Inner City Press was banned from by Antonio Guterres.

  At 10:30 am on November 11, the UN data dumped yet more case of sexual exploitation its peacekeepers and military observers, without listing nationalities, but in CAR and by Cameroon in Mali, photo here. There's a case as recent as September 2019, and two rapes. Inner City Press has asked Guterres - most recently wasting public money, quantity undisclosed, in a tuxedo in Lisbon, and his spokesmen - for the if asked information, and for access to the noon briefing to ask. More on this to follow. These people are criminals.

 At 4:30 pm on the afternoon of November 4 the UN data dumped yet another case of sexual exploitation by a Cameroon "peacekeeper" / military observer in CAR, and by a Uruguayan peacekeeper in Haiti, while still refusing to answer questions of a child rape from October 21, and yet more cases from October 28 and October 31. Guterres' UN has become a racketeering conspiracy to cover up - and in fact facilities - child sex trafficking, sexual abuse and child rape.  On November 4 less than an hour after the cursory data dump Inner City Press sent this question to the individuals named below: "On UN sexual exploitation and abuse - alleged - this is a request that you immediately provide the "if asked" information about the case of sexual exploitation against a Cameroon UN "military observer" in CAR and a Uruguayan UN "peacekeeper" in Haiti cursorily data dumped on November 4 at 4:30 pm and those on October 31 at 1:30 pm as well as previously requested without response about the child rape and sexual exploitation by UN "peacekeepers" from Cameroon and South Africa the UN cursorily disclosed on the afternoon of October 28 - about which Inner City Press did not this time immediately ask, given that each of you have refused for one week and counting to answer in any way with if-asked information about the child rape and sexual exploitation cases involving Indonesia, Mauritania and again Cameroon, in DRC and Central African Republic cursorily data dumped onto the UN website after 3 pm on October 21. Requesting again that you immediately provide the "granular" information that was promised at the noon briefing to correspondents who barely ask or publish about this topic. What is being done for the victims? Also, again, what is Guterres' answer, which you refused to provide after banned Inner City Press asked you and others in writing on the morning of August 19 that you "immediately provide all if-asked and additional information about the new allegation of SEA announced of child rape by a Cameroonian "peacekeeper" in DR Congo, and why this has been left so long UNanswered - and also why previously published charges are no longer in the data to which UN Peacekeeping Conduct and Discipline points, including what if being done for these victims and any steps taken to avoid this constant repetition of abuse despite the SG's ostensible commitments. Again, are new allegations being buried elsewhere on the data page? Inner City Press is asking in writing because banned from the noon briefings and any follow up questions, now for more than a year. On August 24 Inner City Press re-applied for admission to cover the UNGA high level week; on August 30 it was summarily rejected, with no or only Kafka-esque reasoning. This week, as before none of Inner City Press' written questions, including on Honduras and Cameroon, have been answered. This is a request that you immediately confirm receipt of these questions and requests. -Matthew Russell Lee, InnerCityPress.com"

November 11, 2019

SDNY US Attorney Lets UN Johns and Pimps Like Lorenzo Go Free Jailing Only Bribers Ho and Ng

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 10 – After beginning a now stalled two-case inquiry into the widening corruption of the United Nations, the then-US Attorney for the Southern District of New York said at a confernce on St. Andrew's Place that the goal was to find out if corruption is everyday business at the UN.

It is.

  But now after the US Attorney's office lavished praise and  time served sentence recommendation on bribe-taker Francis Lorenzo even as a person shown as trial continues to use the UN to sell fraudulent coins, the question has turned back on the US Attorney's office itself.

  In essence, the decision has been to go after the prostitutes and not the johns (those in the UN who take the bribes, and continue to) or the pimps and middlemen.

  The latter category encompasses Lorenzo for Ng Lap Seng and Chiekh Gadio, given a non prosecution agreement and now back in action, for Patrick 'Ho and CEFC China Energy, linked to current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres through Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Foundation whose payments to Guterres are omitted from his public financial disclosure covering 2016.

   Even Ban Ki-mooon was not directly linked to the UN's bribers. The UN has become more corrupt, and has openly used immunity and censorship of Press to get away with it. The Office's response has been, as of 8 November 2019, to further defer sentencing even of a person guilty in the Ng Lap Seng case, and praise and shake hands with UN briber Lorenzo.

  Lorenzo used his position as UN Ambassador for the Dominican Republic to take and pay bribes for a Macau "UN South South Development Conference Center proposed by now incarcerated Ng Lap Seng.

   On November 8 Lorenzo was given a sentence of time served, which was twenty days in detention, by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Vernon S. Broderick.

     It was what the US Attorney's Office of Geoffrey S. Berman essentially recommended, calling Lorenzo a model cooperating witness. This despite acknowledging that Lorenzo had to "re-plead" guilty when it emerged he had not disclosed his receipt of bribes.   Assistant US Attorney Douglas S. Zolkind at sentencing praised Lorenzo for example for always appearing in a three-piece suit.

  It emerges that this same prosecution team has asked for yet another six months delay in sentencing another briber in the case, Heidi Hong Piao. The prosecutors "request that the control date for the sentencing of the defendant, presently scheduled for October 25, 2019, be adjourned for six months.    Respectfully submitted,    GEOFFREY S. BERMAN United States Attorney        By: s/ Daniel C. Richenthal Daniel C. Richenthal Janis M. Echenberg Douglas S. Zolkind." Untransparent, like the office's refusal to release their exhibits against crypto currency fraud OneCoin even as yet another fraudulent coin is sold with UN images. We'll have more on this.

    On November 9 Judge Broderick before giving Francis Lorenzo the time served sentence said there was a need for general deterence. But neither he nor Zolkind even mentioned an after arising UN bribery case, for which Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy was convicted by SDNY Judge Loretta A. Preska.    

Judge Broderick did impose two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.

    Afterward Inner City Press sought to ask Lorenzo a question but was told by his lawyerBrian H. Bieber that Lorenzo would not answer questions.

    So Inner City Press asked Bieber how Lorenzo would do his community service and when Lorenzo last saw and communicated with Carlos Garcia, the former El Salvador ambassador shown in the trial before Judge Broderick to have helped launder money for Lorenzo.

  Bieber said he would ask Lorenzo, and perhaps get back to Inner City Press, which has reported and will continue to report on these cases.
November 4, 2019

In Honduras UN Whispered of Magdaleno Murder Disavowed By Chapo Funded Guterres and Bachelet

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Thread Video
Honduras - The Source - The Root - etc

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 2 – During the trial that convicted Tony Hernandez, the brother of Honduras' president Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), on all four counts of guns and narcotics trafficking and false statements, the drug ledgers of one Nery Orlando López Sanabria a/k/a Magdaleno were used by the SDNY prosecutors.

  Here is an Inner City Press tweeted photo of notebook mentioning "JOH," in Spanish. Inner City Press has repeated asked the United Nations, in New York and Geneva, for comment. Dead silence.

A week after the verdict, Magdaleno was murdered in a supposedly maximum security prison in Santa Barbara, Honduras.

  The video are very troubling [WARNING] including the guards letting the killers in, here.

  UNSG Antonio Guterres refused all Press questions about Honduras during the trial and in the nine days since the verdict. On October 29 Inner City Press has asked: "what are the comments and actions of Guterres on the video taped killing of Nery Orlando López a/k/a Magdaleno Meza Fúnez, whose notebooks were used to convict Presidential brother Tony Hernandez in the SDNY court this month? Now Reinero Valle has, as Madgaleno had before his assassination, asked to be moved out of that El Pozo prison due to threats to silence him as a witness, so far without response to his lawyer Nazario Luque? Again, immediately provide the report / read-out of Guterres' four person panel sent to Honduras, and complete read out of his meeting with JOH." Now as of November 2, as Guterres presumptively uses El Chapo's money via JOH to visit strongmen leaders in Turkey and Thailand then, uncontested, waste money at his real home in Lisbon, nothing. Total corrupt.

This while Guterres' UN, despite its protestations and misuse of the concept, enable fake news in Honduras.

   On October 27 a publication in Honduras said the UN office of human rights has said nothing. But nothing had been emailed out to its press list, and nothing could be found on its website in Geneva - it turns out news it doesn't want anyone or at least not the drug funded dictators it answers to see it, it puts on obscure sub-sites, see below.

At 9 am on October 28 Geneva time Inner City Press in writing asked UN "High Commissioner for Human Rights" Michelle Bachelet and her spokesman Rupert Colville this: "Hello, this is a Press request for OHCHR / Bachelet comment on the murder, on video, in Honduras of 'Magdeleno' whose drug trafficking notebook were used in recent SDNY conviction of Presidential brother Tony Hernandez, a trial Inner City Press covered every day. See video of killing here.

   Specifically, it appears that the guards open the doors to the killer, who somehow had a gun inside a maximum security prison. The decedent had asked to be moved.

    Inner City Press while reporting on all this while banned from any entry of the UN for over 48[6] days is asking your Office because of reports in Honduras that your Office somehow, somewhere spoke on this - if so, where, and why was Inner City Press not sent the information given that it covers this issue and has submitted dozens of questions on it to SG Guterres, USG Melissa Fleming and Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, with no answer at all despite UN's statement to Special Rapporteur David Kaye that Inner City Press' written questions were being and would be answered, here. And see here.    Since Inner City Press and I have been excluded from OHCHR events in the UN by this no due process ban, please also explain why Commissioner Bachelet has said and done nothing about the UN Press ban, despite it being raised to her from Day 1 of her Administration.  On deadline,  Matthew Russell Lee, Esq., Inner City Press Past (and future?) Office at UN: Room S-303, UN HQ, NY NY 10017."

   Four days nothing. So did Bachelet, who is rarely at work, speak? By not answering to confirm or deny that this UN office spoke, Colville and Bachelet are complicit in the very "fake news" and propaganda they purport to denounce. They have allowed their unfettered prejudices (in Colville's case, all the way back to Zeid and the Office helping China to identify critics, for murder) and support of corrupt Guterres to bring them this low.

  Now perhaps worse, we have found the UN- and now presumptively Chapo-funded UNOHR office in Honduras has been whispering on its website, which stayed entirely silent during and about the trial. The site telling has more hits for job-searches than its "news."

  It's by a restaurant (not Denny's) - "Col Castaño Sur, Ave. Castaño Sur, House # 2911. References Former headquarters of the Embassy of Ecuador, next to Restaurante Loca Luna." Inner City Press has formally requested to be sent all of its "news" going forward. We'll have more on this - it is how Guterres' UN operates, taking money from bribers, criminal and dictators, roughing up and banning the Press that asks, then using the blood money to whisper for no one. We'll continue on this.

October 28, 2019

UN Linked Fraudster Saint Clair of World Sports Alliance Detained In SDNY But SG Guterres Still Free

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
Honduras - The Source - The Root - etc

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 23 – Asa Saint Clair was questioned for wire fraud by the US authorities at 845 United Nations Plaza last month, for his involvement in a dubious cyber-currency called Igobit, issued through a UN-linked "inter-governmental organization" called the World Sports Alliance.

    Inner City Press, before being banned from the UN by Secretary General amid its questions about his corruption and links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, reported on the World Sports Alliance, including here and here and here, on Burundi.

    On October 23 Inner City Press now covering the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was the only media in the SDNY Magistrates Court when Asa Saint Clair was brought into the court in shackles. He was arrested in California trying to get on a plane to Madagascar by way of Paris. More on Patreon here.

   Now, despite telling the government he was making $50,000 a month, he was given a publicly funded Federal Defender lawyer, who argued he should be immediately released.

     He still may be. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman rejected the AUSA's request to limit his use of electronic devices, and like the US Attorney's Office made no connection to the UN itself.

    There is a pattern here: in the Ng Lap Seng case, so recently in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he went to jail but those he bribed in the UN remain free and in action. The same is true for Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy, up to the level of Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

   Even in terms of fraudulent coins, Inner City Press has exposed and asked the UN in writing about the use of Guterres' image to sell coins by former UN ambassador of El Salvador Carlos Garcia.  He was shown in the Ng Lap Seng case to be helping with money laundering by Francis Lorenzo, still someone not sentenced by SDNY and its AUSAs Richenthal and Zolkind.

Nor did they ask on UN official Meena Sur, whom Inner City Press publicly exposed as linked to now SDNY-investigatived WSA, here.

And Garcia continued his coin scam with Guterres' image, and now WSA's Saint Clair is about to be bailed - even as his case remains hours later sealed.

 Inner City Press, exclusively covering all this even amid attempt to limit its access and real time reporting, will continue on these cases. Watch this site.

October 21, 2019

UN Guterres Refuses Honduras Corruption Q By Inner City Press From Mansion to Mercedes

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Thread Video
Honduras - The Source - The Root - etc

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 19 – The hypocrisy of the UN of Antonio Guterres and the corruption of a president he partners with, Juan Orlando Herandez, was shown October 18 with the SDNY guilty verdicts against presidential brother Tony Hernandez.

  Now on the evening of October 19, Guterres while still having no comment as Inner City Press has requested for week on the trial or now verdict, after he has repeatedly tried to help cover up for JOH, was rattling around in the publicly funded $15 million he lives alone his, this evening with an unidentified young man. Outside were two big cars, including a Mercedes. Inner City Press, on bicycle, waited to ask the questions that Guterres' spokesman who is paid to answer questions refuses to answer.

 When Guterres came out, Inner City Press audibly asked for comment on the Honduras verdict, and why none was forthcoming on that, or Cameroon, or UN corruption. Guterres drove away in two limousines. Video here.

VIDEO: After #Honduras narco guilty verdict in @SDNYLIVE court, Inner City Press asked UNSG @AntonioGuterres why he'd covered up for JOH; @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric refused questions & USG @MelissaFleming has Inner City Press from any entry of UN to ask Qs pic.twitter.com/8hr8Wpodc4

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) October 19, 2019


  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is so corrupt he does not answer any critics; in fact, he had Inner City Press physically roughed up by his Security and banned from entering the UN for 472 days and counting. During that time Guterres supposed JOH's second term, and as the evidence of drug trafficking grew, spoke with JOH only about... climate change. This is corruption.

 Tony Hernandez will now be sentenced on January 17, and 2:30 pm. Shouldn't Guterres be impeached by then, and that Press restored to how it covered the UN before ghoulish Guterres arrived?

  Inner City Press even before the verdict as the UN Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming in writing, "October 18-1: On Honduras on which you have refused to answer or respond to Inner City Press' as it covers in SDNY the US v Tony Hernandez trial which continues jury deliberations today and has asked you why SG Guterres did not even bring up corruption and drug trafficking when he met president Juan Orlando Hernandez, 1) please immediately describe activities of the UN system and resident coordinator / representative on JOH's current terms and 2) what now are Guterres' belated comments and actions if any on that last night JOH's National Party majority in the Honduran parliament passed a law making itslef immune, and that Honduran police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas on Wednesday in Tegucigalpa who demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, suspected by the American courts of collaborating with the drug traffickers?"

  No answer all all. Total corruption. We'll have more on this.

October 14, 2019

In Honduras Trial Denny Video Of Tony Hernandez Uploaded By Inner City Press Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Thread, Video
Honduras - The Source - The Root - etc

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 11 – The prosecution of the brother of Honduras' president for guns and drug running began with a bang on October 2 with the charge that already life imprisoned El Chapo Guzman gave the defendant $1 million for this brother, the president. On October 8, sworn witness Alex Ardon further described the meeting, with both El Chapo and Tony Hernandez present and the cash in plastic bags, and then got cross examined about killing 56 people, see thread, Patreon and below.

The trial is before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge P. Kevin Castel and Inner City Press is live tweeting it. See also Patreon here on the fast mention and shut-down of Nikki Haley's name.

  On October 11 much of the direct and cross examination concerned a video filmed of Tony Hernandez in a Denny's in Tegucigalpa, which Inner City Press has put online here. Here from the thread is some of how it came up:

... The questioning turns to Los Cachiros, Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga ..AUSA: So this meeting in a restaurant in Tegucigalpa, how did you record it? [Referring to exhibit 401]. A: With a watch. AUSA: Where did you get the watch? A: I bought it. AUSA: And afterward you gave the recording to the DEA? A: Yes....

Tony H's lawyer asking a lot of questions about the watch-recording in Denny's: who decided when to turn on the camera and when to turn it off, did it use blue tooth... Q: How did you turn over the footage to the DEA? A: On a card

Tony H's lawyer: Weren't you afraid you would be followed?

A: No, I had just bribed the brother of the president...

October 7, 2019

In Cameroon After Biya Army Kills 10 More UN Guterres Praises Him And Refuses All Questions

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Oct 5 – On September 29 Inner City Press was sent another tweet about Biya's platform for national dialogue, an account featuring a photos of the grip and grin between Guterres and Biya's foreign minister. This is the result of Guterres' sold out diplomacy - a Potemkin Village of fake dialogue accompanied by violence and censorship. Guterres is no better than Biya. At least Biya is officially senile. What is Guterres' excuse?

   Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and now Melissa Fleming have refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions about Cameroon. Now this from MimiMefo: "There is commotion in Bali Town, Mezam Division North West Region.  Soldiers invaded the village in their number during and after October 1st commemoration, the day Southern Cameroons independent state of Ambazonia was declared, by separatist leaders and fighters.  In Sang, a Bali neighbourhood, several persons, notably civilians are feared dead. “The people had escaped to the bush to seek refuge but returned yesterday, not knowing soldiers were still there,” a source told Mimi Mefo Info.  “The population of Bali nyonga since yesterday are under gradual extermination. Sang Will soon finish. The military doing what they know best,” said another source.  “Many of those killed in Sang, are from the Mbalang compound,” the source added."

And from corrupt Guterres? On the same day, this, from a propagandist for mass killing, a cover up man: "The Secretary-General is encouraged by the decision announced by President Paul Biya on 4 October to release Maurice Kamto, leader of the Mouvement pour la Rennaissance du Cameroun (MRC), as well as 102 members of the party. He also takes note of the release of another 333 individuals in connection with the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions. The Secretary-General encourages the Cameroonian authorities to continue to adopt further confidence building and reconciliation measures.   The Secretary-General also welcomes the holding of the National Dialogue and encourages meaningful follow-up. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to assist the authorities and the people of Cameroon in this regard." Disgusting. Censorship and ban of Press.

September 30, 2019

From Cameroon Mbella Blames Separatists In Empty UNGA Protected By UN Guterres Who Bans Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Sept 27 – From a prison in Yaounde in Cameroon, on September 25 Inner City Press received an open letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres from CRM leader Maurice Kamto who though his intermediary in the US asked that Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres, publish its content. We immediately did, below.

  On September 26 in a nearly empty UN General Assembly Hall Biya's foreign minister Lejeune Mbella Mbelle gave a speech nearly entirely in French, blaming all problems in the SW and NW on separatists. Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Biya's colluder Guterres, puts some of it immediately on Twitter, here. Now here is the whole speech, on YouTube It is shameful - and Guterres is shameless. We'll have more on this.

Here's from Kamto's letter, retyping from PDF and prepared to ask Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming about it in writing:

"Dear Mr. Secretary General, We are very skeptical about your role as an honest broker and neutral facilitator in the resolution of Cameroon's multiform crisis, as would be expected from the UN Secretary General. Our appreciation is based on the following observations: Soon after the presidential election, we wrote to you to warn of the chaotic situation in which Cameroon has been locked up for 37 years, due to a biased and unreliable electoral system....

We notably pointed out the rigging of this election and other resulting crises our country is confronting, epitomized by the Anglophone Norht-West and South-West (NOSO) regions' conflict and related humanitarian drama...

No concrete actions from the UN Secretariat were noticed afterwards. To the same extent, whereas, the recent visit to Cameroon of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mrs Michelle Bachelet, was very disappointed by its poor achievement: an audience with Mr. BIYA, her decoration and a short meeting with some political activists. No field visit to the NOSO afflicted regions and no meeting with the political prisoners. 

Mr BIYA unwillingly undertook the Geneva dialogue initiative. Following its announcement, we were surprised by your prompt endorsement of a process that was bound to fail, as this unilateral approach underlined by a divisive rationale is far from the required broad-based, consensual process and undercuts its credibility... your prompt rush to applaud this initiative without ensuring of the fulfillment of the key conditions for its success. 

In consequence, the credibility of the UN Secretary General is questioned. Truly yours, Mauice Kamto Christian Penda Ekoka Political prisoners, Yaounde, Cameroon, 24 September 2019."  We'll have more on this.

Inner City Press as of September 25 is being banned by Guterres and Melissa Fleming from covering the UN General Assembly, presided over by Nigeria's ambassador Tijjani Muhammed-Bande. We'll have more on this.

Inner City Press live tweeted the shameful May UNSC session and uploaded Guterres' envoy Francois Fall's failing statement here.

  More here.

September 23, 2019

UN Guterres Via Spokesman Evades On Ban Of Inner City Press From UN General Assembly Video Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT Video

UN GATE, September 19 -- Who gets to decide which media can enter the United Nations to cover this month's United Nations General Assembly high level week?   

  The answer in today's UN, not unlike in any dictatorship whether China or Cameroon, is one man and his small circle of yes-men and a yes-women, with no due process, no right to appeal, no judicial oversight.   

  In this case the man is Antonio Guterres, without appeal or oversight. On September 13 two journalists asked Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric about it, and he gave no reason for ban, liked that there the UN has some line of communication about accreditation with Inner City Press, and did not mention that he refuses its written questions, even on UN rapes. Video here. From the UN transcript:

Simon Ateba, Today News Africa: I know the UN doesn't really like talking about American citizen and journalist Matthew Lee of Inner City Press.  We understand that you refuse to accredit him this year again, and they didn't give him any reason.  Is that not a way of trying to suppress the freedom of the press and trying to retaliate because of his reporting against the Secretary‑General…? 

Spokesman:  I've used many words over the years to talk about Mr. Lee.  I think I've run out of them.  What I can tell you is that this Organization, as you can see by the full size of this room and the broad range of representation, that it's filled with reporters that are often very critical of the United Nations, and that's part of the way things work.  So, we are open.  We are open for business for journalists.  There are certain standards, as for any organization, to be accredited.  Those who meet those standards are welcome here in this room to ask a question about anything they want, and those who don't meet the standards don't meet the standards.

QUESTION: a follow‑up on the Matthew Lee question.  You said that certain standards are required for journalism.  As I understand it, Matthew now is a card‑carrying member of the SDNY, Southern District of New York court.  What's the difference between that and the UN? 

Spokesman:  I'm not going to go into individual cases, and the standards do not have to do with what people write.  It has to do with standards that apply to everybody that's in this building, and that's… it's about behavioral standards, and I think he knows full well.  Yalla.

Simon Ateba: follow‑up on Matthew Lee.  He's… he's a… as I said, he's a journalist and an American citizen.  He's… he has a new card now, and he feels that he's been discriminated against.  I saw the reply that the UN gave him when he applied. 

Spokesman:  Look, I mean, I appreciate you… sorry.  Let me finish.  Let me allow you to finish.  I'm sorry.

 Question:  If I could complete the question.  If I can finish my question. 
Spokesman:  Go ahead.  Question:  The UN said he was banned last year, so he's not going to get accreditation this year.  So, is there a valid reason for you to ban a journalist from attending the UN General Assembly?  Who defines the standard?  Is it you?  Is it…  Spokesman:  I will not go into his particular case.  I think he's in touch with our colleagues who do the accreditation.  What is clear is that every journalist that comes into here agrees to a code of conduct, of behaviour, which all of you signed on to, which is elaborated between the UN and the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA).  Mr. Bays?

Both are corrupt. Note that on September 19 Inner City Press' reporting from the SDNY court  on the #6ix9ine trial was picked up in Holland, France and elsewhere. We'll have more on this.

September 16, 2019

On Cameroon Biya Warlike Dialogue Decree No Answers By Corrupt UN Guterres To Press He Bans

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Sept 14 –After Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 37 years on January 28 had his opponent Maurice Kamto arrested, Inner City Press again asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesmen for their comment and action, if any. This came after Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 after it interviewed Biya's Ambassador about the two men's Budget Committee deals and banned from the UN since - Guterres even tried to get Inner City Press banned from the Park East Synagogue, here, which was denied / dodged by his French spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who put up then took down a podcast in which he brags about his "mutually assured destruction" relationship with journalists, here.

  After Paul Biya's scam speech Inner City Press in writing asked Dujarric and Guterres and his new Global Censor Melissa Fleming, "September 13-1: On Cameroon, again on the question you have refused to answer or allowed to be asked in the UN Press Briefing Room, given that Paul Biya's speech which SG Guterres immediately praised reiterated threats to crush "separatists" and denied that any marginalization has taken place, while leaders have been given life prison sentences, what is the meaning of Guterres' praise - now that Ayuk Tabe on whose refoulement from Nigeria the SG and DSG stayed silent has said Biya's "speech was a non-event and a non-starter"? Who worked on this UNSG statement - Francois Lonceny Fall? Rosemary DiCarlo? Had the Biya regime given the UN any heads-up? And again, where is the if-asked information about the Cameroon UN peacekeepers child rape in DRC?" No answer at all.

Meanwhile in Nigeria the coordinator of the Cameroonian refugees in Cross River State, Pastor Tabichou Afangha and a renowned medical doctor, George Geh, insist on their independence, which they claimed they got in October 1961. Afangha said, “The call for dialogue by Biya is a big joke; it is madness. The essence of the dialogue has been grossly abused. Who is he calling to dialogue with? We are Ambazonians? “We only gained the status of Cameroun when we united with the other parts of the country after the fake union put together at the Fouban conference in East Cameroun.  Biya later dissolved that union when he enacted law number 84/01 of February 4, 1984.  What we are asking Mr Biya is to implement his own law, the restoration law, which dissolved the illegal merger between La Republique du Cameroon and Southern Cameroon, now Ambazonia. “Could there have been eruption of violence, killings and destruction if Biya had respected his own law?  When he has given life jail to our leaders he wants to dialogue with foes? In Ambazonia we have always been a peaceful people, but he unleashed wanton violence on us,’’ Afangha added.  Geh, who has worked as a medical consultant for different state governments in Nigeria said, “We will not dialogue with Biya. He is extremely dangerous and untrustworthy. We want our independence, which we won in 1961.’’ He further explained that it was the United Nations resolution 1608 that granted them independence in 1961. He added that Britain tricked them. “We were a trusteeship territory managed by Briton, who were supposed to sit with East Cameroun and ensure that our independence was guaranteed. There were three options, but Britain rather said we should decide whether to join other parts. They left out the third option, which was to choose to become an independent country. Britain did not want to lose its investments. France gave them £20 million and took over our territory and Britain vamoosed without any preparation for our independence,’’ he said.

  Guterres has sold out for a golden statue and UN Budget Committee favors when Biya's Tommo Monthe was the chairman; Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 just after it questioned Monthe and banned ever since. He is a corrupt censor.

  Now UN favorite Voice of America has again written about ludicrous story about Cameroon, by Moki Edwin Kindzeka whom VOA pays as a freelancer while he works for Biya's state media CRTV...

Inner City Press as of September 14 is being banned by Guterres and Melissa Fleming from covering the UN General Assembly, presided over by Nigeria's ambassador Tijjani Muhammed-Bande. We'll have more on this.

Inner City Press live tweeted the shameful May UNSC session and uploaded Guterres' envoy Francois Fall's failing statement here.

  More here.

September 9, 2019

UN Guterres Covers Up Sex Abuse By Dumping Statistics on 39 Allegations Claiming Only 10 Child Rapes

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video here, Vine here

UN GATE, Sept 5 -- Stephane Dujarric, the lead spokesman of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and now Guterres' Global Communicator Melissa Fleming and even Assistant Spokesperson Florencia Soto Nino, have joined their boss in personally covering up child rapes and sexual abuse by UN personnel, including recently a child rape by a UN "peacekeeper" from Paul Biya's Cameroon in DR Congo.

  After and while refusing all written questions from Inner City Press about these UN rapes, on September 5 Dujarric read out in the briefing he bans Inner City Press from a series of statistics that he did not put online. He seemed to say there were "only" 39 allegations in the second quarter, involving "only" ten girls - that is, ten child rapes. To a few correspondents who if the past is any guide will not publish on the information or on Guterres' and Dujarric's open censorship, Dujarric promised to give more "granular" information in his office. Inner City Press has asked for this information for months - let's see if it goes online. Watch this site.

  On the morning of August 27 Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, Dujarric, Fleming and others: "On UN sexual exploitation and abuse - alleged - this is a request that you immediately provide the "if asked" information supplied about other cases in the past about the cursory update this morning listing a SEA case by a Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) peacekeeper at MINUSCA in CAR. This information was provided in the past, before you banned Inner City Press (which re-applied on August 24, 2019 to cover the UNGA high level week). Also, again, what is Guterres' answer, which you refused to provide after banned Inner City Press asked you and others in writing on the morning of August 19 that you "immediately provide all if-asked and additional information about the new allegation of SEA announced at 11:01 am today, of child rape by a Cameroonian "peacekeeper" in DR Congo, and a separate child rape and also sexual exploitation by Gabonese peacekeepers in CAR, as well as the previously unanswered question about exploitation by Tanzanian peacekeeper - and also why previously published charges are no longer in the data to which UN Peacekeeping Conduct and Discipline points, including what if being done for these victims and any steps taken to avoid this constant repetition of abuse despite the SG's ostensible commitments. Again, are new allegations being buried elsewhere on the data page? Inner City Press is asking in writing because banned from the noon briefings and any follow up questions, now for more than a year. On August 24 Inner City Press re-applied for admission to cover the UNGA high level week. Yesterday as before none of Inner City Press' written questions, including on Cameroon, have been answered. This is a request that you immediately confirm receipt of these questions and requests. " But five days later there has been no answer, including after a desultory noon briefing by Soto Nino on August 30 when Dujarric like Hua Jiang went on another vacation. But their and Guterres' UN sent this out:

"From: malu malu [at] un.org
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Subject: U.N. eAccreditation request for Matthew Lee Ref # M5413398 has been declined
To: Inner City Press:

Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."