Inner City Press

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYTAzerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .

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

Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

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


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube

More: InnerCityPro
Sept 24, 2013

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

UN Whistleblower Reilly Was Fired By Guterres Now Australian Judge Calls Out Coup d'Etat

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Song
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - ESPN

UN GATE, March 19 – In the UN of Antonio Guterres, those who ask about his undisclosed links to Chinese bribery firm CEFC China Energy, or or blow the whistle on the UN given China the names of Uighur witnesses, get physically thrown out and banned, or in the case of staff, fired.   

 Inner City Press, which asked Guterres' spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming each weekday in August and September about the slow motion firing of whistleblower Emma Reilly, on the morning of November 10, 2021 published an answer from her, below, and emailed a question about it to Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

  While refusing to answer Inner City Press written questions despite an on camera (broken) promise to do so, Dujarric told those he let into his briefing that Reilly is NOT a whistleblower, and that the UN will not talk about "private" communications - i.e., firing her.

Now in March 2022, Dujarric who refuses all written questions from Inner City Press has lied again. See: "Rowan Downing, past President of the UN Dispute Tribunal and a former international war crimes judge, oversaw the case of Emma Reilly, a UN human rights officer-turned whistleblower, after she accused her employer of handing Beijing the names of Uighur and other Chinese dissidents set to speak at the UN Human Rights Council. Judge Rowan Downing had his appointment terminated by the UN.  He said that his two judgments relating to Reilly’s case in the internal UN Dispute Tribunal were “within 10 days of being released” when he was dismissed in 2019 and this “was probably known to management”. The 69-year-old’s comments during the hearings were critical of Reilly’s treatment by the UN.“It’s the sort of conduct that happens possibly following a coup – a coup d’etat – where people want to get rid of judges quickly,” Downing said of his dismissal. “It was, in fact, an attack upon the independence of the judiciary because… no nation-state would be able to acceptably do that.”China has put the UN at the centre of its global diplomacy plans. Beijing is now the UN’s second-largest financier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the guest of honour alongside Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Winter Olympics

  [Click here for Genocide Games of Guterres]

 Downing’s comments were first made in an interview in March last year but can only now be made public by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. China has spent the past decade steadily building its influence within the United Nations and now controls three of its top agency posts, while the United States leads four.The UN has been criticised by human rights groups for not being able to get independent inspectors into Xinjiang and for failing to pass Security Council resolutions addressing allegations of human rights abuse in China.AdvertisementIn his first judgment, Downing ruled partially in Reilly’s favour, ordering an investigation into her “complaint of abuse of authority”, while also criticising Guterres’ handling of her case. Guterres, Downing said, failed to properly address Reilly’s complaint and unlawfully deferred the UN’s consideration of the matter.Downing said to his knowledge and that of “anybody else in the organisation” with whom he discussed the issue, Reilly’s case is “the only [whistleblower] case … where the Secretary-General had personally intervened”.

During the hearing, Downing criticised Guterres for putting a “spin on what has occurred, such that the applicant [Reilly] is being portrayed as an unreasonable person, and that concerns me”.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric rejected claims that Guterres had personally intervened in Reilly’s case.Dujarric said Downing was replaced by the General Assembly and not by the Secretary-General. “He played no role in it,” he said. “We reject Judge Downing’s claim outright.”

 We'll see - Dujarric previously said he would be answering Inner City Press' written questions after he had it thrown out of the UN for Guterres, with Guterres - and has stopped. It has been, then, a lie.

  See here, new Inner City Press song

Reilly to Inner City Press: "I was retrospectively placed on special leave with full pay from the moment the UN sent armed police to invade my home. They stopped even pretending I had functions - why bother, when they can just fire any judge at the Tribunal who isn't willing to simply copy-paste their position?  

And I was fired for daring to tell the truth. I am not and have never been accused of lying about this policy, just of revealing it and trying to warn people. The UN "anonymous" source in Le Monde (Eric Tistounet) all but admits the destruction of evidence I've reported - sorry, but a list of names handed over was allegedly stolen? Did the dog eat the UN's homework, too?

I, of course, dutifully reported that directly to the Secretary-General yesterday. The UN has absolutely no idea how many times names were handed over, whose names were transmitted, and whether it continues. Names appear to be now given orally. Still nobody thinks that it's worth investigating why this policy was put in place.  Guterres told me in a personal email once that he would see what he could do about my case with the "people in charge." His words. I guess the Chinese delegation gave its orders. 

Lee outside UN banned
                                            by Guterres
There isn't an amount of money on earth that I could be paid to be complicit in torture and genocide.

The UN considers my lack of "remorse" for that an aggravating factor justifying my immediate dismissal.  I have a message for UN managers. I no longer have immunity. Sue me for defamation if you pretend anything I have ever said is untrue. I will certainly be suing those who lied about me.  And you can quote me on all of that."   

This is today's UN under Guterres: absolutely corrupt. Inner City Press has applied to re-enter and cover it as closely as it does the SDNY court these days; a polite letter to this effect from law firm Quinn Emanuel has yet to be answered by Fleming or any of her allies in censorship. Watch this site


@SDNYLIVE courthouse #CourtCastCast
                              200 Worth Street
Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a month helps keep us going and grants you access to exclusive bonus material on our Patreon page. Click here to become a patron.

Feedback: Editorial [at]
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA

Mail: Box 20047, Dag Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017

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

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

 Copyright 2006-2021 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]