Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

In Other Media-eg AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis



ICP on YouTube

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Syria Says Email Shows Opposition in Qatar Led Kidnapping of Peacekeepers

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, May 14 -- Just before the Syria session of the UN General Assembly, Syrian Permanent Representative Bashar Ja'afari stopped and told Inner City Press that at end of his speech he would make an unexpected move.

  And after Qatar's ambassador spoke in favor of the resolution his country drafted (and re-drafted several time), Ja'afari did deliver on his pledge.

 At the end of his speech he said that there was an e-mail, from the representative of the Syrian opposition given Syria's embassy in Qatar, showing their involvement in the kidnapping of UN peacekeepers by the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. He read out a phone number from the e-mail.

  Outside the GA, Inner City Press asked UK Permanent Representative Mark Lyall Grant about Ja'afari on the e-mail. Lyall Grant called it confused.

 Another Permanent Representative, from a Troop Contributing Country, said that if true, it's very problematic.

When Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked Qatar for its role in the release of the UN Peacekeepers, is this what he meant? Inner City Press asked then, and will ask again. Watch this site.

Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-253, UN, NY 10017 USA Tel: 212-963-1439

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2012 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]