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January 20, 2020

UN Guterres In Closed Meeting Lied About His Retaliation and Bogus Reforms So Audio Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Audio
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 14 – How corrupt is UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres?

Well, when he held a closed door meeting with UN staff in Geneva last months, he lied about his commitment against retaliating - while retaliating, against staff and the Press - and claimed that he was unaware or unconcerned about changes he had imposed.

    Inner City Press, though banned from the UN now 560 days by Guterres, has repeatedly in writing provided Guterres through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming an opportunity to explain his remarks.

But despite Dujarric on camera and Fleming's Department written promises to answer such questions, no answers at all.

  So now Inner City Press has published the audio, here. Tweeted here.

January 13, 2020

UN Strips Vote of Lebanon and Yemen While Stonewalling on Gambia and Corruption of Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 10 – In the United Nations, already an undemocratic autocracy under Secretary General Antonio Guterres, embattled countries are being official stripped of their votes in the General Assembly, including Lebanon and Yemen and the Central African Republic, where UN peacekeepers have raped children and had it covered up by Guterres.    Others facing lose of vote are Venezuela, Lesotho, Tonga and Gambia, on whose opening of a "Morocco" consulate in Western Sahara Guterres' spokes / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric on January 10 promised an off-camera answer to France 24 while refusing each and every written question from Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres now 556 days and counting for reporting on his corruption.    Given a bye, for now, and allowed to keep voting without paying are Comoros, Somalia and Sao Tome and Principe, where Guterres' son Pedro does undisclosed business presumptively trading off the name of his father and of the UN.    In Somalia, Guterres threw his own representative under the bus, telling UN staff that asking it is impolite to ask human rights questions, in a closed door meeting exclusively reported by banned Inner City Press with leaked audio.    Really, to avoid being complicit more countries should stop paying the UN until these abuses and censorship are ended. We'll have more, much more, on this.

January 6, 2020

UN Security Council Admits Estonia Tunisia Vietnam St Vincent and Niger While Guterres Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 2 –  In the sideshow of the UN and its Security Council, from which UNSG Antonio Guterres has banned the investigative Press for 548 days, five new non-permanent members entered in a January 2 ceremony. Each spoke, but no questions were taken. And Inner City Press has many questions.

  New member Vietnam is president for January, but its program of work has nothing for example about the slaughter in Cameroon; it has Colombia on January 13 but nothing on Honduras, recently exposed as a narco-state in a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press now covers as well as the UN, from the UN Gate.

  There are no fewer than four meetings on Syria, but Libya where Turkey has voted to send forces and where the UN has been exposed as helping militias is put off until the 29th. Yemen is on the 16th, West Africa (pro strongman SRSG Chambas) on the 8th and, interestingly, a debate on ASEAN on the 23rd. We'll have more on this.

 And the UN of SG Antonio Guterres, wasting public money for example on Guterres' now three week junket away from New York, didn't even manage to update to Security Council's website at the turn of the year. At 7 pm on January 1, the UN web site still listed as current members: "Côte d’Ivoire , Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait (2019) Peru (2019) Poland (2019)." Photo here.

 Even Wikipedia had, nineteen hours before, added Estonia, Eastern European Group, Niger, African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), Tunisia, African Group and  Vietnam." As Inner City Press reported, Guterres gave the UNSC website to the photographer husbands of USG DiCarlo's chief of staff, here.

Inner City Press, which covered in person these five's performance from January through June of 2018 before being roughed up and banned by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with no reaction by the five, despite claims of commitment to press freedom and even UN transparency, has continued to cover them.

    Kuwait, for example, which has gotten its KUNA to inflate its performance, phoned it in on African issues including praising Paul Biya, dictator of Cameroon.

   Its Permanent Representative, a pleasure enough man, when Inner City Press standing at the Delegates Entrance raised the issue of its expulsion and ban by Guterres, replied that if the UN Correspondents Association with state media like Xinhua on its Executive Committee was colluding with Guterres there was nothing to be done. One, this is weak for a member state. Two, it confirms how disgusting the UN has become under Guterres.

So what were the achievements, again? We'll continue to cover this and the UNSC, even while the censor Guterres and his Melissa Fleming maintain their ban on the Press. Viet Nam takes over January 1, 2020.   December 30, 2019

The UN Is Being Killed By Guterres And His Team As From Cameroon To China Rosewood Flows

A Cautionary Tale By Matthew Russell Lee
Patreon - BBC - Guardian UK - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, Dec 28 – The lobby of the United Nations still had the veneer of futurist cool, but upstairs it has all gone rotten. It was to the penultimate story that lobbyist Daniel Lang was headed that day, not to meet the top man Fat Tony Guterres but his African fig-leaf deputy Amina J. Mohammed.

    The two were equally corrupt, she having signed and backdated thousands of export certificates for endangered rosewood from Cameroon already shipped to China for the over-classes bed frames and other furniture. But it was this Cameroonian connection that Lang hoped to play on today.

   Amina Mohammed's factotum Nelson Muffuh, who had worked for her at the Nigerian Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development as well, approached lobbyist Lang in the lobby.   

"Ah, Daniel," Muffuh said in the faux French style for which the UN has known. "I trust you got through security alright?"

    In fact Daniel has seen a man with a big backpack being taken out of the line in front of him, loudly demanding why he as journalist was being barred and calling Guterres corrupt as he was ushered back out only First Avenue.

      "It was alright," Lang answered, eager to get up to the 38th floor and make his pitch to Mohammed before the interns started drinking in the UN Delegates Lounge at 5 pm. He had set this meeting for late afternoon for just that reason.

    "Follow me," Muffuh said, leading Lang deeper into the UN General Assembly lobby, past a series of panels claiming how the UN had tried to stop the Rwanda genocide, to a turnstile facing a bank of elevators.

    "He's with me, Ronald," Muffuh told the security guard by the turnstile, who pushed a button and let them through. "He represents Cameroon."

    The security guard nodded and, it seemed to Lang, smirked. What was so strange, a French white man lobbying for Cameroon? At least the country was no longer an explicit colony.

   Up on the 38th floor there was more guards, in front of a big window looking out over the East River at Brooklyn and Queens and behind them, Long Island all the way to the Hamptons.

"Amina's waiting for you in her office," Muffuh said, heading down a hallway that smelled of the cigars that UN staffers smoked in the stairwell one firedoor away.

   There were in her corner office she was, Amina J. Mohammed in her ubiquitous flowing robe and head scarf, a politically correct exporter of stolen rosewood. Lang aimed to use her guilty knowledge to get her and Guterres' support for another Chinese project in Cameroon, this time in the Anglophone Zone. It should not be difficult.  

    To Be Continued; and see Patreon

December 23, 2019

UN Guterres Covers Up Yet More UN Rape In DRC While Banning Inner City Press 534th Day

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video here, Vine here

UN GATE, Dec 19 -- 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.

 Past 3 pm on December 19 the UN data dumped a new case of rape, by a UN "Volunteer" whose nationality has yet to be disclosed - Inner City Press has asked - in the DR Congo in June 2019. Inner City Press immediately wrote to Guterres, Fleming, the spokesmen, DSG Amina J. Mohammed and others for the if-asked information. Or will the cover up continue, as to UN rapes? Guterres is turning the UN into a criminal conspiracy.

 A similar request was sent, without response yet but their knowledge confirmed as a matter of law, on more than 11 previous cases - enough to make out a criminal conspiracy pattern to among others: ag [at] un.org, dujarric [at] un.org, haqf [at] un.org,  David Kaye, amina.mohammed [at] un.org, marialuiza.viotti [at] un.org, jiang1 [at] un.org, melissa.fleming [at] un.org, gilles.michaud [at] un.org, pozenel [at] un.org, zoe.paxton [at] un.org, peter.reid [at] un.org - the communicator brought in from McKinsey with public money while Guterres said he had no money (this was prior to taking $50,000 in presumpively El Chapo's money from Honduras government of Juan Orlando Hernandez, UNanswered.)

 No answers, despite Dujarric's previous on camera commitment / lie about answering Inner City Press' questions. Video here.

December 16, 2019

In Corrupt UN of Guterres UNSC Post Set Aside for Nils Schmieder After Viotti Gave Filho GB

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE, Dec 13 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated under UNSG Antonio Guterres that his chief of staff Luiza Viotti has been allowed to pick an over the hill Brazilian and give him Guinea Bissau. The corruption reaches in the the Security Council Affairs Division, as Inner City Press showed by exposing Rosemary DiCarlo's chief of staff's photographer husband getting the contract for the Council's website, before Guterres had Inner City Press banned.

 Now on 13 December 2019 from banned Inner City Press this exclusive, on the corruption in recruitment about the chef de cabinet Viotti’s friend. She recruited her friend José Viegas Filho from Brazil as SRSG Guinea-Bissau. He is not anymore there, but according to multiple locals he had dementia and could not engage with anyone. In Bissau during a meeting with international community, he didn’t know why he was there and they took him out and the Deputy SRSG proceeded with the meeting.

  Whistleblowers tell banned Inner City Press he was there because CdC Viotti was doing him a favor to flee corruption charges from Brazil, and because he was not well mentally, his wife took charge of his functions and attended meetings with him. In a meeting with the President of Guinea Bissau, it was clear that he was not well mentally. A EU representative asked if it was true that the SRSG was not mentally well. But the representative said that they learned that he would be leaving the mission. This is a horrible story of how corrupt is Guterres' cabinet.

   SCAD -- the Security Council Affairs Division -- is also corrupt in recruitment, as Inner City Press previously showed regarding the website. They posted a P4 position and other male staff knew they would take German Nils Schmieder who has been there only for a few months and bypass so many experienced colleagues. He was picked up from the roster few days after posting the post which was advised for a month and the EO questioned the procedures, when they received the memo but they are still going with the recruitment

The name of the person being recruited is Nils Schmieder. Inner City Press will have more on this.

On December 8, in a new low in hypocrisy, Guterres robo-tweeted: "People are right to be angry about corruption.  It diverts much needed resources from schools, hospitals and infrastructure.  Anti-Corruption Day highlights the need for us to unite to stop illicit financial flows draining these funds."

But he is a fraud, and a censor. December 9, 2019

UN Spox Dujarric Covers Up UN Rapes and Cameroon As UN Correspondents Association Sells SG

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE / WALL ST, Dec 6 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated by China under UNSG Antonio Guterres that now its ostensible journalist award is controlled with Chinese state media. On November 22 Chinese state media "won" the third vice presidency of UNCA, albeit with only 40 votes of only 143 ballots supposedly representing journalists worldwide. The United Nations Correspondents Association is totally corrupt. Results here: state media in. Low turn out for a dwindling membership. Yet Guterres uses his scribes to continue censorship.

  On December 6 Inner City Press now banned from the UN 521 days and counting went after reporting on the SDNY court all day down to Wall Street. There Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Guterres and Ban Ki-moon before him, sauntered in tuxedo and flowers. Despite a previous on-camera promise to answer banned Inner City Press' questions, he has not, on ranging from Cameroon to UN child rapes. And on December 6, asked, he did not. Inner City Press tweeted video here.

Here @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, who arranged with SG @AntonioGuterres to have Inner City Press banned from the UN now 522 days, while false-promising to answer written questions (which he does not), heads East with flowers from UN Censorship Alliance shindig pic.twitter.com/idgWsMO7zL

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) December 7, 2019


The event? UNCA was selling access to Guterres to a slew of people in tuxedos and gowns, many with no UN connection.

Video here.

Inner City Press asked questions outside, of Guterres' chief of staff Viotta and USG Melissa Flemming (no answers), Nigerian UN PGA Bande about Cameroon (no answer), and to UNCA correspondents (VOA's long time UN bureau chief responded with her middle finger). Some were more polite, noted.

 An expensive car was auctioned outside. Inside, sponsored by a seller of facial sheet masks, UNCA celebrated state media and Egypt. Inner City Press has a right to re-enter the UN and asked questions, just like the retired and state media Guterres and Fleming allow in. We will continue on this.

 Now after UNsurprisingly omitting any and all coverage of China's abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong from its bogus awards, the UN Censorship Alliance will hold a glitzy celebration of Guterres on Wall Street, no less, on December 6. They are entirely corrupt. No questions on the new UN rapes, links to fraud and bribes, nothing.

 Another proof: two of the top six spots are controlled by Italy, including a Treasurer Giampaolo Pioli who rented one of his Manhattan apartments, funded by a scam pasta company, to a Sri Lankan war criminal. He and Valeria Robecco quickly told a "publication" with UN office space, ONUItalia, that UNCA "remains Italian." The UN Correspondents Association is totally corrupt.

With China having a veto in UNCA, will stories about CEFC China Energy's proven bribery at the UN, and bid to buy an oil company linked to Guterres through the Gulbenkian Foundation, even get through a first round of review with this Chinese "journalism" veto? Fat chance.

December 2, 2019

UN Correspondents Association Gave China Veto Then No Uighurs or Hong Kong In Its Corrupt Wall Street Awards

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE, Nov 27 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated by China under UNSG Antonio Guterres that now its ostensible journalist award is controlled with Chinese state media. On November 22 Chinese state media "won" the third vice presidency of UNCA, albeit with only 40 votes of only 143 ballots supposedly representing journalists worldwide. The United Nations Correspondents Association is totally corrupt. Results here: state media in. Low turn out for a dwindling membership. Yet Guterres uses his scribes to continue censorship.

 Now after UNsurprisingly omitting any and all coverage of China's abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong from its bogus awards, the UN Censorship Alliance will hold a glitzy celebration of Guterres on Wall Street, no less, on December 6. They are entirely corrupt. No questions on the new UN rapes, links to fraud and bribes, nothing.

 Another proof: two of the top six spots are controlled by Italy, including a Treasurer Giampaolo Pioli who rented one of his Manhattan apartments, funded by a scam pasta company, to a Sri Lankan war criminal. He and Valeria Robecco quickly told a "publication" with UN office space, ONUItalia, that UNCA "remains Italian." The UN Correspondents Association is totally corrupt.

With China having a veto in UNCA, will stories about CEFC China Energy's proven bribery at the UN, and bid to buy an oil company linked to Guterres through the Gulbenkian Foundation, even get through a first round of review with this Chinese "journalism" veto? Fat chance.

 Now on November 11 from US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, this: "The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern.  ‎We condemn violence on all sides, extend our sympathies to victims of violence regardless of their political inclinations, and call for all parties— police and protestors— to exercise restraint.‎  We repeat President Trump's call for a humane resolution to the protests.    The increased polarization within Hong Kong society underscores the need for a broad-based and sincere dialogue between the government, protestors, and citizenry writ large.  The United States urges the Hong Kong government to build on its dialogue with the Hong Kong public and begin efforts to address the underlying concerns driving the protests.  We also urge the protestors to respond to efforts at dialogue.    The United States believes that Hong Kong’s autonomy, its adherence to the rule of law, and its commitment to protecting civil liberties are key to preserving its special status under U.S. law, as well as to the success of “One Country, Two Systems” and Hong Kong’s future stability and prosperity.  We urge Beijing to honor the commitments it made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, including commitments that Hong Kong will “enjoy a high degree of autonomy” and that the people of Hong Kong will enjoy human rights the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly— core values that we share with Hong Kong." And the UN?

  Days after Guterres and his team denied access even to enter to cover UN General Assembly high level week to Inner City Press which closely covers the UN bribery convictions at the SDNY court, China state media Xinhua shows smiling UN Correspondent Association officials on a tour of China without any reference to the abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong, much less to bribery. See here. The headline is "Members of United Nations Correspondents Association visit Fujian." The caption is "Lin Dongmei (1st R), associate director of National Engineering Research Center of Juncao Technology, introduces Juncao plantation to members of the United Nations Correspondents Association, at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 9, 2019. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)."

  The UNCA officials are past president (and Sri Lanka war criminal landlord) Giampaolo Pioli, and his successor Valeria Robecco, along with another Italian hanger-on who oversaw the confiscation and attempted destruction of Inner City Press' live-streaming smart phone in front of UNCA's corrupt annual fundraising event. This while Inner City Press, investigative media, is banned by these thugs from entering the UN. What of this China tour, and those who signed off on or didn't complain about it? We said, "We'll have more on this" - and now we do.

Inner City Press has repeatedly asked corrupt Guterres and team " September 10-2: What are the SG's and USG Fleming's view of the ethics of UN Correspondents Association official taking a paid trip to China at this time, with regard to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and bribery by China Energy Fund Committee, which tried to buy the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which has made payments to the SG? See here." More than a month, no answer at all.

  But several disgusted UNCA members have sent this, an admission, guilty knowledge, arrests and re-admission of the Press should follow: "The UNCA Executive Committee has taken a decision and is notifying its members of the below:  If any member of the UN Correspondents Association, including members of the Executive Committee, is invited on a paid trip (travel and lodging) to represent UNCA, it must be submitted to the UNCA board for approval. Appearance fees on behalf of UNCA should be declined as it compromises the integrity and credibility of the association. If UNCA members are offered paid trips or other complementary benefits as individual journalists, it is up to them and their news outlets to decide how to proceed.    UNCA OFFICE." Too little, too late.

November 25, 2019

As UN Cries Poor Guterres With 3 Cars Starts Junket To Germany and To Lisbon of Fado Corrupt

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video, Memo
BBC - The Times UK - Honduras - The Source 

UN GATE, Nov 23 -- While UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres cries poor and scales back "official travel," he has just made another undisclosed trip to Lisbon paid for the public, this time appearing at a concert there on November 9 for Carlos do Carmo, noted in the Portuguese media here.

 So how much did it cost the public, taking UN Security there? Where did they stay? Inner City Press asked on November 11, before the day's UN noon briefing which it is banned from entering to attend by corrupt Guterres, for the now 507th day. No answers.

Instead on November 22, from corrupt Stephane Dujarric, this: "I have a trip announcement.  On Monday, 25 November, the Secretary‑General will be arriving in Berlin, Germany, to take part in the 14th UN Internet Governance Forum, hosted this year by the Government of Germany." Is this just another pretext, for another trip to Lisbon? Dujarric refuses to answer any Inner City Press question.

 Therefore on November 23 Inner City Press went to check out the Sutton Place mansion in which Big Tony lives on the public dime. There, fully three vans were in front. When Inner City Press started live streaming, one left and backed into a dead end around the corner. Finally Guterres slipped out though his / your back door, like a common criminal to avoid questions or legal process and sped away. Video here.  Guterres is corrupt.

And did Guterres only agree to go to the Paris Peace Forum, with sponsor Gulbenkian which tried to sell its oil company to UN briber CEFC China Energy and whose payments to Guterres have been omitted from his financial disclosure covering 2016, as a fig leaf for his Lisbon trip? Will he meet dictator Paul Biya at the PPF? Watch this site.

Also, this high cost hire for Guterres' propaganda / vanity shop: "Zoe Paxton, head of media at the Department for International Development (DfID) and a rising star in the Government Communication Service, is leaving for a top comms job at the United Nations." This comes right after his hiring from McKinsey of Peter Reid for a position that even Ban Ki-moon left empty, because wasteful, for a decade. This is Guterres' hypocrisy.

  On October 14 Inner City Press went to check it out, from gate. Periscopes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.

 On October 17, even banned from entering the UN for the 471st day by corrupt Guterres, Inner City Press can exclusively report that in the closed-door October 16 meeting of the UN Staff Union and Controller Chandramouli Ramanathan, the latter was asked about Guterres' many trips in 2019 specifically those to "Portugal where his life lives" and what asked how that is accountable? Ramanathan, in Guterres fashion, dodged - but the questioning continues, until there is accountability.
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
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