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On Cameroon Report By UN Guterres ReliefWeb Access Denied Like By Fleming To UNGA

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, September 1 –After Cameroon imposed life sentences and massive fines on Ayuk Tabe and nine others, for days UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres refused to answer the written questions and request for comment from Inner City Press which Guterres has banned from the UN for 424 days, now issuing Kafka-esque denials by his new Global Censor Melissa Fleming, see below.

  On September 1, Guterres' UN's cover up hit a new low: "The report Cameroon : Remote Monitoring Report, August 2019 is no longer available.  Sorry for any inconvenience." This on the ReliefWeb site by Guterres' supposedly humanitarian arm, including his Ursula Mueller who didn't even go to the Southwest and Northwest regions when she visited Cameroon and, like Guterres, praised Biya. So what exactly *is* Guterres monitoring in Cameroon? He is a voyeur, who continues to cover up child rape by his Cameroonian peacekeepers in DRC, refusing to answer basic Press questions about the crimes. It's called collusion. We'll have more, much more, on this, including while reporting on the UNGA Week Guterres is trying to stop Inner City Press from accessing and reporting on.

Past 4 pm on Friday, August 30 the UN issued a denial of accreditation with no reasoning other than that accreditation had previously been revoked:

"From: malu <>
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accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."

  This is Kafka-esque, and corrupt. We will have more, much more, on this.

 A week before, before Guterres denied Inner City Press' application to access UNGA Week like thousands of others, his spokesman Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric after receiving or arranging a question about "Anglophiles" replied that Guterres "takes note" of the sentences - and hopes that the detention is humane. Here is the video; here is the complete transcript: "we've taken note of the decision that was taken, that was taken by the military court in the sentence of Mr. Tabe and others, and nine other activists to life imprisonment and also a very serious fine.  We also understand there is an intention to appeal the sentence.  We continue to reiterate the need for due process to be followed throughout these proceedings, and we remain concerned about the allegations of ill‑treatment of prisoners and call on the authorities to ensure that all detainees are treated humanely in accordance with international human rights standards."

   This is disgusting, coming as it does after Guterres took a golden statue from Paul Biya and favors from him while Cameroon was chair of the UN Budget Committee.

After 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.

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