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UN Guterres Has Iraq Envoy Cover Up To Meet Ayatollah Sistani as He Covers Up Cameroon Killings

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS Gate, February 9 – How craven has the UN become under Secretary General Antonio Guterres? A month after Guterres told UN staff that human rights questions to government are impolite and arrogant, Inner City Press video here, now Guterres' Dutch envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has donned a full hijab or burka to meet with Ayatollah Sistani, Inner City Press tweeted photo here. Meanwhile on Cameroon after Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 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 spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Now on February 9 Dujarric, who blocks Inner City Press on Twitter, has issued this about his Boss Gutterres: "the Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Joseph Dion Ngute, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon on the margins of the African Union Summit.     They discussed the latest political developments in the country, including the situation in the North-West and South-West regions. The Secretary-General reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to continue to support Cameroon in its efforts to strengthen peace, democracy and development.  Addis Ababa, 9 February 2019  Stéphane Dujarric  Spokesman for the Secretary-General." Continue? After Guterres took Biya's golden statue and UN Budget Committee favors and stayed silent on all Biya's killings in the Anglophone zones? Where *is* Biya during this AU Summit, anyway, where for example Zambia president Lungu who has started using live fire on his opponents too has chosen to attend? Could Biya's be in Geneva with all his stolen millions? Golden statues, indeed. On February 6, Inner City Press asked Guterres, Alison Smale, Amina J. Mohammed and their spokesman Stephane Dujarric, "February 6-1: On Cameroon, what is the SG's comment action on that 14 people have been shot dead at Bole Market this morning, 20km away from Kumba, on the Kumba-Ekondo Titi road. "The soldiers arrived using live bullets and many had to escape for safety" and that dozens of youths arrested in Buea today by security forces?" No answer at all. In Cameroon Biya's Minister Delegate of Justice Momo Jean de Dieu has on camera warned that Biya's opponents "might end up like 'arrogant' Jews whom Hitler put in gas chambers" - his words, video here. Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, his deputy Amina J. Mohammed, his USG Alison Smale and lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric, "a formal question for immediate answer and confirmation of receipt   Cameroon Biya's Minister Delegate of Justice Momo Jean de Dieu has on camera warned that Biya's opponents "might end up like 'arrogant' Jews whom Hitler put in gas chambers" - his words, video here.      What is the SG's comment and action on this?" Four hours later and counting, nothing. Nothing at all. This from Guterres who hours after skipping a human rights meeting about Venezuela in the UN Security Council intoned, "the efforts of the UN system in countering hate speech and to devise a global plan of action to deepen this essential work. We had, just last Saturday in Park East Synagogue, a very moving testimony from Rabbi Schneier proposing that we should gather Ministers of Education all over the world to make sure that in schools these questions are clearly introduced in the curricula and that students will never be able to deny these facts. Because indeed, countering hate speech is essential to preventing hate crimes." He is not countering. In fact, he tried to have the Press which covers his hypocrisy removed from the Park East Synagogue. Even banned, Inner City Press exclusively reported that inside the UN in a closed door meeting with staff Guterres said that human rights questions to governments are impolite and arrogant. Video here. Maybe that's why the most his Resident Coordinator in Cameroon Allegra Baiocchi can muster, as Biya's slaughters Anglophones after Guterres' envoy Francois Lounceny Fall equated secessionist with extremists is to re-tweet a group that didn't consider Cameroon a top 90 problem in its 2018 World Report, on the proposition that If you say, 'Killing civilians is acceptable, because we’re fighting terrorists,' Then you’d probably make a pretty good terrorist. Was that passive aggressive pseudo-trolling of Paul Biya? To this has the UN been reduced by Guterres. And this, on supposed reform: after the power grab of the Resident Coordinator system from UN Development Programm to Amina J. Mohammed, now coming to Cameroon as UNDP's new "Resident Representative" is a PhD student at Science Po Bordeau, Jean-Luc Stalon. Can you see, FrancAfrique? This is how Guterres' UN works, or doesn't.  On Cameroon here is what Inner City Press has asked in writing to Guterres, his deputy Amina J. Mohammed (in Nigeria), USG Alison Smale, spokesman Farhan Haq and Stephane Dujarric and others: "While your Administration and Office of the Spokesperson have refused to answer a single written question from Inner City Press for fourteen work days, in contravention of conventions USG Smale made to UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye and Spokesman Dujarric made on camera, two formal questions for immediate answer and confirmation of receipt  1) in Cameroon it is reported that opposition figure Maurice Kamto as been arrested, after the 100+ arrests and shootings Inner City Press asked you about earlier today. Please explain how it is legitimate to ban from enter into the UN the media that has been asking about these and other questions, with no hearing or appeal.  On deadline." No answer, no acknowledgment of receipt, nothing.  More here.


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