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As UNSC President France Lectures Haiti While Silent on Cholera Impunity of Censor Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Periscope
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UN GATE, June 19 – In the United Nations from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 717 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, on June 1 French Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere (and July's president German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen) held a censored online press conference about the coming month(s) in the Security Council.

  Now on June 19, with France still silent on its ally Cameroon killing journalist Sam Wazizi (French UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric de la Riviere won't even take the question), this was read out by  Nicolas de Riviere's deputy Anne Gueguen, on Haiti: "Security Council members discussed the Secretary General’s latest report on the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).     Council members noted with concern the protracted crisis in Haiti as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaffirmed their support for the people of Haiti, and urged the government of Haiti to ensure a coordinated response to the pandemic." Not a word about the cholera the UN brought, killing 10,000 Haitians.  We'll have more on this. Here was Inner City Press' video when it covered the Security Council's mid 2017 trip to Haiti, before it was roughed up by corrupt Guterres' UN Security and banned now 717 days.

  On June 1 they took questions only from pre-screened in-house correspondents, ignoring or even pretending not to see a question about Cameroon by Inner City Press. Twitter here, Periscope here.

 Neither said a word about the slaughter in Cameroon; they did not answer Inner City Press on-line question about new cases of UN sex abuse, including a child rape in South Sudan by UNMISS data dumped by the UN on June 1.

  The Program belatedly went up - with countries on which the two ambassadors ignored and censored questions: DRC, Mali, South Sudan. We'll have more on this.

  Back on February 3, before Coronavirus hit New York (but after the first cases covered up in Wuhan in December 2019) Belgian Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve held an in person but also friends-only press conference about his upcoming month as Security Council president, with few questions on Africa. Program of Work tweeted by Inner City Press here.

  Belgium, of course, oversaw the colonialism and killing in the Congo. Its mission to the UN,in 2018 and since, did not respond to Inner City Press' formal communications about Guterres having it roughed up and banned. Still the Mission and Ambassador pontificate about press freedom and even the safety of journalists.

  The next, such as it was, is that Jared Kushner will brief the Security Council behind closed doors on February 6 at noon, when Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefing will refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise.

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