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On Cameroon Inner City Press Asked UN Guterres About Mbella 14 Hours Later B.S.

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Sept 24 –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.

  On September 18 and again on September 23 Inner City Press submitted to Guterres, Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, among others, questions about Guterres' and the UN's failures on Cameroon, see below. None were answered; Guterres has banned Inner City Press from the UN for 448 days amid these questions. But there's a protest at the UN gate, and others in Nigeria and Canada. And Guterres has no comments on these. He is corrupt.

Inner City Press asked: "September 23-1: On Cameroon, what are the comments and actions if any of the SG and DSG Amina J. Mohammed on the continued detention of opposition leaders, and the protest(s) scheduled for the front of the UN? Given that Guterres is meeting with the Foreign Minister this evening, please confirm this means that Biya is not coming and summarize any reasoning provided for it." No answer.

 And by 10 am, even with video out of the pathetic grip and grin from which Inner City Press was banned by Guterres, still no read out by his Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. This is the public's money at work, being used to cover up for a mass killing regime and to ban and censor the Press that asks about it.

After 10 am, more than 14 hours after the meeting, the UN put this out, while still not answer the Press' question about the protests much less about the golden statue and Budget Committee favors Guterres solicited and received: "The Secretary-General met on 23 September with H.E. Mr. Lejeune Mbella Mbella, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon. They discussed the latest developments in the country, as well as regional issues.       The Secretary-General reiterated the urgency to advance the national dialogue to address the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions.      New York, 23 September 2019." We call B.S. - watch this site.

"September 18-1: On Cameroon, what is the SG's belated comment and action if any after the golden statue and Fifth (Budget) Committee deals with Tommo Monthe on that in a memorandum issued by Kamto and Co from the Yaounde Central Prison, the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party says it will not participate in the Major National Dialogue if some conditions are not meted out, amongst which the release of its President, leaders, allies and sympathisers.  “The CRM cannot take part in this Major National Dialogue without the prior release of its National President, Professor Maurice Kamto, leaders of the political party and allied organisations, as well as militants and sympathisers of the CRM arbitrarily arrested and illegally detained."

   No answer at all, even as Guterres held a pathetic "press" conference at which Cameroon was not mentioned once. He and his enablers are corrupt.

Inner City Press as of September 24 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.

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