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On Cameroon As UK Parliament Is Told of Biya Abuses No UNSC Meeting Guterres Silent Censor

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Nov 17 – 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?

  Here is a from a report just filed by Oxford Faculty of Law with the UK Parliament - as the UK as president of the UN Security Council for November has not even set up a meeting on Cameroon: "Cameroonian security forces, in particular, the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), have engaged in a systematic campaign of terror against anglophone communities. The most prominent example of this is the tactic of targeted property destruction in which security forces have reportedly burned down hundreds of structures such as homes, businesses and local government buildings. The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, based in Cameroon, has published a report alleging that since the conflict began, 106 towns and villages in the anglophone regions have been targeted with arson attacks and have had their inhabitants either partially or fully flee the area... The Cameroonian authorities have consistently engaged in the violation of the rights to freedoms of speech, expression and assembly, particularly when it concerns criticism of the government and is directed against the President. The crisis has deepened a preexisting culture of censorship, with several NGOs that represent the interests of journalists arguing that authorities have instigated a climate of fear that has led to reporters self-censoring to avoid persecution.95 Moreover, the U.S. State Department’s report on the situation in Cameroon noted that several journalists had been arrested by police for investigating human rights abuses within the anglophone areas.96 70. In relation to freedom of assembly, the Government has been noted for its heavy-handed response to peaceful protests, often deploying armed security forces that have resulted in violent clashes where protesters have been shot at by security forces, and mass arbitrary arrests are common." And Guterres? He's on board, and himself engaged in censorship inside the UN.

 Now Guterres has again gone missing on public money for days before being set to reappear in Paris for a FrancAfrique conference featuring none other than Paul Biya, photographed on a red carpet leaving Yaounde. Golden statue III? We will await the read outs of Guterres' censoring spokesman Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric. Watch this site.

  On November 5 before 8 am Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, Melissa Fleming and of course Amina J. Mohammed, "November 5-2: On Cameroon and press freedom, what are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres on that the South West Chapter Cameroon Journalists Trade Union have showed up in court for their detained colleague, Samuel Wazizi.

  Five days later, nothing at all. Nor on Cameroon peacekeepers' sexual abuse. Guterres and the other three are entirely corrupt. And see their partners in censorship, for example here.

  Now US President Trump has written to the U.S. Congress, cutting off trade benefits to Biya's Cameroon: “I am taking this step because I have determined that the Government of Cameroon currently engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, contravening the eligibility requirements of section 104 of the (African Growth and Opportunity Act)."

   This while Guterres covers up Cameroon "peacekeepers" rapes of children in CAR, and torching of villages in SW and NW. The dialogue of which Guterres made so much, while banning all Press questions about it, is dead: The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu has told the United Nations that the just ended Major National Dialogue convened by President Biya to seek lasting solutions to the Anglophone crisis was the first and the last of its kind. Felix Mbayu was speaking Thursday October 24 in Yaounde on the occasion of the commemoration of the 74th edition of the United Nations Day.  Before a host of Statesmen, the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Cameroon, UNresponsive Press censorship supporter Allegra Baiocchi, and heads of UN Agencies, Minister Felix Mbayu pontificated that the Grand Historical event that brought together Cameroonians of all works of life was one of the efforts made by President Biya to ensure things come back to normalcy and none of such will be held again.  Mbayu’s statement comes after some reports indicated that some International Organizations and Western countries called for a new “inclusive” dialogue following persistent acts of violence carried out on the population of the North West and South West regions. We'll have more on this.

  Guterres m.o. is spreading. Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and now Melissa Fleming have refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions about Cameroon. Dujarric amid Biya's killings tweeted this: "  UN Spokesperson  @UN_Spokesperson   Secretary-General  @antonioguterres  encouraged by   @PR_Paul_BIYA 's decision to release Maurice Kamto and hundreds of others, reiterates  @UN 's support for #Cameroon's National Dialogue." The irony? Biya on Twitter blocks many critics including Inner City Press, which is ALSO blocked by Dujarric. Birds of a corrupt feather.

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

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