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Now Out As UNSC President Germany Refuses Press Qs on Cameroon As Cavorts With Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Periscope
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UN GATE, July 30 – In the United Nations from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 758 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, on July 30 German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen held a pathetic partially in-person press conference. He pontificated that there are no African countries on the Security Council, while taking no questions about sub-Saharan Africa and banning Inner City Press which asked in writing about Cameroon and UN sex abuse in DR Congo.

  Inner City Press live-tweeted it. Here's some:

Here is the UN "Press" briefing room from which UNSG  Antonio Guterres  has banned Inner City Press for 758 days now no answer on his links with Ghislaine Maxwell and UN briber CEFC China Energy.

While  Germany UN  refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions during its month as UN Security Council President about new UN sexual abuse cases, and about Cameroon, they took maskless selfies at the UNSC stake out -- Jul 14 While @GermanyUN says Masks are always required in UNHQ, their new Deputy PR Gunter Sautter immediately took his off, on video here

 Now PR Heusger brags Germany UN had its Defense Minister attend a  UN Peacekeeping  event. But why didn't they answer about the new UN sex abuse cases, and Inner City Press' exclusive on #UNsexploitation by UNTSO in Tel Aviv? Video here.

PR Heusgen brags, "We had a record number of briefers!" And how many more civilians killed by Paul Biya in Cameroon, with no answer by  Germany UN ?

GermanyUN  says the first questions goes to UNCA (UN Censorship Alliance) - but the President Valeria Robecco, who previously took a paid junket to China, is now in Italy. So a state media will fill in - begins by praising Germany.

Now a guy from Al Jazeera, who after getting a private briefing from  UN Spokesperson  Stephane Dujarric  worked with him to have UN Security rough up and ban Inner City Press which complained, gets all the questions that Qatar pays for [CJR here]

Heusgen: There are no plans in Germany for the Chancellor to fly to New York and come to the General Assembly. We have to be careful. Says leaders should present in a virtual way... Even more boring that usual.

Now, German on German - still not a single question in this UN Security Council press conference about DR Congo, or Somalia, much less Cameroon. Sub-Saharan Africa is more than half of the UNSC's agenda, and the UN raises money off it. But no Qs, Press banned.

Now Voice of America cannot get their camera working. But here's what the wrote to the UN, to get Inner City Press thrown out, using US taxpayers' money (PDF here of document obtained under FOIA) Note: (b)(6) is  Antonio Guterres '  UN Spokesperson   Stephane Dujarric, unveiled here.

 Ambassador Heusgen of  Germany UN  is a hypocrite. He just pontificated about how there is no African country on the UNSC - while he made sure to take no questions even as UNSC President about #Cameroon or DRC or Somalia, and to ban the Press which asks them.
  On July 29 Heusgen and his mission held an event about Venezuela, to end their July presidency of the UN Security Council.

   Inner City Press at first politely RSVP-ed for the (online) event; then, getting no response, it asked more publicly. Eventually the Zoom password arrived, and Inner City Press signed in.

Heusgen told attendees to "raise their hand," or indicate in the Chat they had a question. Inner City Press did both, even indicating the topic - prisons - so there could be no excuse to continue censorship.

 But censorship continued. Huesgen called on a person in the chat who asked after Inner City Press - and didn't respond when called on - but refused to call on Inner City Press, even after it turned on its camera and physically / visually raised its hand.

  Those listed, and complicit in selective banning of questions:

H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, permanent representative of Germany to  the UN H.E. Ambassador José Singer Weisinger, permanent representative of the Dominican Republic to the UN; Louis Charbonneau, UN director, Human Rights Watch; Dr. Kathleen Page, researcher, Johns Hopkins University Selene Soto, senior counselor, Women’s Link Worldwide

This is pure censorship, and collusion with Antonio Guterres who had Inner City Press roughed up and banned to try to cover up his financial links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, and unexplained links with sex trafficking including Ghislaine Maxwell. This, and the German Mission, are shameful - or shameless. We'll have more on this.

  Back on July 1 Heusgen took questions only from pre-screened in-house correspondents, one of whose media has no story by her since 2017, another with no stories at all. ignoring or even pretending not to see a question about Cameroon by Inner City Press. Twitter here, Periscope here.

 In late June Inner City Press wrote twice to the German Mission to the UN, about UN censorship and then about UN sexploitation. The German Mission has yet to answer.

 On July 1 Heusgen did not say a word about the slaughter in Cameroon, nor about the Tel Aviv UN sexploitation exposed by Inner City Press.

  The Program belatedly went up - with countries on which Heusgen ignored and censored questions: West Africa, for example. There will be COVID (which the UN helped spread in South Sudan) on July 2, "human rights" and UN Peacekeeping - UNTSO? - on July 7. Libya on July 8, West Africa including Nigeria / Cameroon on July 9. Colombia and Syria on July 14; Yemen (another UN failure) on July 16. Conflict related sexual violence, covered up by Guterres and Stephane Dujarric, on July 17. Cyprus on the 20th, Middle East on the 21st, climate on the 24. Then what? They never sent the Program. We'll have more on this.

When Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefings this month while refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise. And Germany? We'll report.

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