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As UN Bans Inner City Press 910th Day It E-Asks Spox Dujarric of UN Bribery Conviction Upheld CAR Impunity UN Sex Abuse Covid Cameroon Gmax Fleming 5000 UNanswered

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon IMF
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UN GATE, Dec 29 – Inner City Press on 5 July 2018 was banned from entering the UN, two day after it was physically removed from conducting interviews outside meeting about the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' $6.7 billion budget.

  Then Guterres' Department of Global Communication, run by Melissa Fleming, issued a letter banning Inner City Press from the UN - for life. With no due process, no right of appeal.  Guterres has put the UN in the US Press Freedom Tracker, here. Guterres' Spokesman Stephane Dujarric falsely promised on camera that he would be answering banned Inner City Press' questions - but see below.

     On Dec 29 after Guterres again refused to answer but the IMF did answer, here (3 Dec 2020), like here, while Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric, previously the face of UN lies on cholera in Haiti, got paid but didn't hold a briefing (saying he and his "team" would answer questions), Inner City Press submitted yet more questions (blocked by Dujarric's screener Florencia Soto Nino on +1 917 226 7816 and Dujarric himself on +1 917 622 7652; he directed some favored scribes to Eri Kaneko on +1 917 208 8910, who now blocks Inner City Press on WhatsApp as well) including on the basis on which it continues to be lawlessly banned from entering to ask questions in person. Now also on the basis for withholding publicly funded UN video from the Press. There was no answer from Farhan Haq on +1 917 592 4591, not even a confirmation of receipt, and now UN official like Hua Jiang, Eri Kaneko, now on screen Jennifer Confilio, Adam Smook, Marisela Rivera and others to be named taking public money for a UN briefing blocking email questions about the UN's spread of Covid 19 - May 21 Inner City Press video with commentary here and here, edit here, June 16 video of Kaneko who had briefing go dark and never returned to explain here and here -- who will be held accountable? July 16 and ouster here, July 17 raw and UNTV... August 11 briefing and quarantine violations, Nov 23 here (with those allowed in obsessed by Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, whom we too will cover, and did even before nomination, here), Nov 24 here, Nov 25 here, Dec 1 here, Dec 7 here, Dec 8 here, Dec 11 here, Dec 14 here, Dec 15 here, Dec 16 here, Dec 17 here, Dec 18 here, Dec 21 here, Dec 22 here, Dec 23 here, Dec 24 here, Inner City Press asked:

Dec 29-1: Immediately respond to (as you have to date refused to) and explain this leaked audio, exclusively published by Inner City Press, of OIOS' Ben Swanson here 

What are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres, who has received funds from Gulbenkian Foundation which tried to sell its oil company Partex to CEFC China Energy (and whose financial disclosure covering 2016 did not list the Gulbenkian funds) to today's news that that US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction for UN bribery of CEFC China Energy's Chi Ping Patrick Ho? And please disclose business interests and trips of SG's son Pedro.

On Central African Republic, the SRSG is quote that the UN Mission "agreed to" the fly over of the country by French military Mirage planes. By what authority does Guterres' UN agree for a "former" colonial power to fly military planes over it foreign colony?

How is that the UN's role?  On the UN system in Kenya, please explain how current (and past) UN system staff are doing business in Kenya and why the UN has taken no action, see, Inner City Press here

What are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the Senegal Mission and (former?) PR Seck have refused to even appear in Federal court in New York in a fraud action, see Inner City Press cited here

  After UNDT purported to order me to destroy evidence of sexual harassment by UN staff Padula, AGAIN what are the responses of SG Guterres and his consigliere  Soares, UN General Counsel  (and DSG, Fleming, Alayne Frankson-Wallace, Director of the Office of the Administration of Justice and Elia Armstrong, the Ethics Director, to whom it was emailed, now that the appeal has been acknowledged and said to be on ePortal with case number? "Weicheng Lin  9:39 AM  Dear Mr. Lee,  I acknowledge receipt of your filing.   Case: UNAT/2020/1502 Dear Respondents,  We received an Appeal of UNDT Orders 178 (NY/2020) and 179 (NY/2020) filed by Mr. Lee on 21 December 2020.  Mr. Lee who is not a staff member nor a party to the case of the Applicant filed an appeal against these orders with the Appeals Tribunal.  The Registrar accepted the submissions and instructed that they be transmitted to the parties in the UNDT proceedings, and the Secretary-General for comments within 30 days."    How is it acceptable that each of your takes public money and refuses to answer or even acknowledge Press questions, including about UN staff's sexual abuse? 

On Ethiopia what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres that Ethiopia's military has killed more than 40 men suspected to be linked to the massacre of at least 100 people, including children, in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, state media report.  Five current and former government officials have also been arrested over the killings, the reports added?

Where *is* SG Guterres, and how much is it costing the public, including in UN Security costs? How long will he (SG) be there? How does it comply with quarantine rules, including NY/USA quarantine rules, and UK rules?

AGAIN - On UN sexual exploitation and abuse - alleged - this is a request that you immediately provide the "if asked" information about the new case of sexual abuse by a Morocco "peacekeeper" in DRC, data dumped at 12:01 pm on December 17, and the cases of  child rape and sexual exploitation by UN "peacekeepers" from Uruguay, Ethiopia, Senegal and Benin and again Cameroon, in DRC and Central African Republic just cursorily data dumped onto the UN website  December 10 (Human Rights Day and that you immediately provide the "granular" information that was promised today at noon to correspondents who barely ask or publish about this topic. What is being done for the victims? 

On SG son Pedro Guimarães e Melo De Oliveira Guterres, explain how the business of Explorer Investments has been reviewed for conflicts of interest. Explain immediately how Pedro Guterres doing business with Rwanda while Antonio Guterres was UNSG was and is not a conflict, and what was disclosed and to whom. 

On Western Sahara and Morocco what are the comments and actions of any of SG Guterres and separately the UN Mission and non existent Personl Envoy on that "On Monday, November 16, 12-year-old Hayat, born 10/8/2008, was arrested while attending classes at the Al-Nahda school in occupied El Aaiun and taken to the Moroccan security headquarters, where she was subjected to torture

State whether SG Guterres, as he told FOSS, went to Massachusetts and if so whether he will stay there are least three days for testing (and be tested if and when back), under new NY rules 

Immediately explain, given the Amir Dossal was on board of Epstein's procurer Ghislaine Maxwell's Terramar Project and Inner City Press has repeatedly asked you each about in writing, how Spokesman Dujarric's Oct 30 on camera statement is not aware of any other UN connection to Epstein, beyond IPI, was and is not a lie and cover up. 

Again, why did Guterres not list Gulbenkian, linked to CEFC China Energy, in his disclosure covering 2016?  What are Guterres' comments on IPI and Epstein, why would he not say why he left the board? Why has he not quit Club of Madrid? Why was Amir Dossal on Board of Terramar of Ghislaine Maxwell?

Immediately state what the follow up has been on this and other cases below left murky in the OIOS report  "An investigation revealed that a staff member at the Office of the 69th President of the General Assembly had been involved in a range of activities that included diversion of funds, misuse of assets and self-dealing in the discharge of duties. The staff member had used their position to advance their personal interests and those of third parties, received undeclared gifts, solicited funds that were diverted to unofficial accounts and engaged in unauthorized outside activities. OIOS transmitted its findings to the Office of Human Resources for appropriate action and to the Office of Legal Affairs for possible referral to national authorities."  Inner City Press reported on this, and it's now in the Uganda press, the Monitor etc 

On Cameroon, please immediately provide SG Guterres' comments and actions if any on that Maurice Kamto has been held under house arrest for three weeks now.   Given your failure to answer that, now on deadline comment on the retriation / refoulement to Cameroon (airport shut for this) of asylum seekers and refugees and what the UN is doing to ensure no torture or worse.

On SG Guterres' Oct 12 request / demand for $3 billion amid global cutbacks, explain this line: $1.9 million to deliver a new global communications strategy for the United Nations." How much is being contributed by IDEA and Pierre Omidyar, as you have refused to answer so far? How would this money be spend and how does it relate to USG Fleming's ongoing ban on Inner City Press? 

On Spokesman Dujarric's Oct 9 statement that SG Guterres left New York TWO times during the pandemic, other than the belatedly disclosed one resulting in two weeks faux quanantine with maskless men and Secretary Pompeo visit, when was the other one? Was it too follow by two weeks in the "Residence"? Where was it disclosed?

Given that not only Cunillera but Michael Antoine are being paid by UNTSO after the #UNsexploitation exclusively exposed by Inner City Press, why have you not only refused all of Inner City Press' questions but also failure to update your now inaccurate statements about leave WITHOUT pay? 

What is the UN's response to Inner City Press' Sept 5 application for access to briefings to ask these and other questions (as it was allowed to do with the IMF on September 10), receipt of which was confirmed by MALU? How can retirees who publish nothing be allowed in, and Inner City Press which asks (without answer) and publishes be excluded, and it not be censorship? Now at noon on September 15, having been told by Brenden Varma to "ask MALU" for access codes to ask question of new PGA Zolkan Bozkir, given the history of SDNY-proved corruption by John Ashe and Sam Kutesa, among others, this is a request to teh spokesperson's office and all recipients for those codes, before 4:30 pm. Cc-ing Brenden Varma.

On UN staffer Karim Elkorany, indicted in SDNY for lying to FBI about drugging and raping women while working for UN in Iraq, immediately state what the outcome of the victim complaining to the UN was - and why Elkorany was back at liberty in New Jersey.

AGAIN - immediately explain UN Amir Dossal being 1 of 5 on board of Ghislaine Maxwell's Terramar Project, and what has been done about it.

 Immediately provide the if-asked information on the new SEA charged data dumped this morning about allegations against South Africa "peacekeeper" in DRC and Gabon "peacekeeper" in CAR, and -- As Inner City Press asked each of you on August 17 without answer, re new 2020 UN child rape in South Sudan case data dumped on the afternoon of August 17 - immediately provide all if-asked info of the type previously provided under Ban Ki-moon before SG Guterres tried to cover everything up,  and August 5, 9 am by Italy in Lebanon, South Africa in DRC and an UNSPECIFIED UN civilian CHILD RAPE in DR Congo of July 28 of Gabon in CAR and Guinea in DRC, on top of those of July 23, 6 pm that you immediately provide all if-asked / further information about the new UN sexual exploitation allegations in CAR against UN "peacekeeper" from Gabon, and in DRC by South Africa, on top of unanswered UNTSO driver question and those data dumped on June 4 after 2:30 pm - the twelfth batch this summer so far, no answers, UNSG complicit

On Honduras and COVID corruption by the Juan Orlando Hernandez administration, what are the comment and actions if any of SG Guterres on the corruption allegations here? And again, what is the read out of Guterres' panel sent to Honduras? 

  Immediate comments on the leaked audio of OSSC Chediek Inner City Press published Aug 5 on SoundCloud here (1 of 6)  
On Ghislaine Maxwell and UNEP's Lisa Svensson, who has been exposed in SDNY has saying the UN doesn't care about sex trafficking, what is SG Guterres' response?

as well as on the June 22 admission by Sri Lanka former PR Kohona that his country led a campaign to get Inner City Press ousted and banned from the UN after it reported on mass killings in Sri Lanka, as Inner City Press was also doing as to Cameroon when your UN banned it now for 834+ days. What is the appeals process? On deadline."  

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