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UN Guterres Empty Statement on Ethiopia As He Bans Inner City Press 854 Days No Answers

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UN GATE, Nov 3 – Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General who rarely takes questions and even had the Press which asked him about the mass killings in Cameroon thrown out of the UN, rolled up in three large SUV vehicles to the publicly-funded mansion he usually lives alone in, just before the COVID-19 pandemic spread in March Video here, & YouTube and Facebook.

In October, among with questions on Guterres' cover up of his links to UN bribery firm CEFC China Energy, Inner City Press asked him and Amina J. Mohammed and Melissa Fleming, "On Ethiopia, as Inner City Press asked Oct 1 withou answer, what are the comments or actions if any of SG Guterres on that Authorities in Ethiopia’s most populous state Oromia say they have arrested more than 500 people who they alleged were working to cause disturbances during the annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival, observed by the Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group.  Oromia police commissioner Ararsa Merdasa said on Thursday that in addition to the individuals, a number of firearms, pistols and hand grenades were seized.  The arrests come amid growing concerns about political violence in the country.   Since your non-answer, now what are SG Guterres' comments and actions if any on that The Ethiopian authorities have charged the four people accused of killing popular musician Hachalu Hundeasa with terrorism, the Reuters news agency reports, quoting a spokesman for the attorney general.  Hachalu’s death in late June led to a wave of protests during which more than 150 people died.  Thousands have been arrested in relation to the trouble, including politician and former media mogul Jawar Mohammed, who himself has been charged with terrorism. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says that the suspects who are accused of killing Hachalu are believed to have been colluding with others to kill several prominent people." Weeks and days later, no answer.

 Now on November 3, through maskless spokeesman Stephane Dujarric, this: "The Secretary-General expresses his grave concern over reports of recent inter-communal violence and attacks targeting civilians in Ethiopia.  These attacks have reportedly killed many civilians and injured several others.  He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.        The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.  He appeals to all stakeholders to take urgent steps to calm tensions in the country and to resolve challenges through an inclusive and peaceful dialogue.       The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to supporting the Government in its efforts towards ensuring a stable and prosperous Ethiopia, which will contribute to further strengthening peace and sustainable development in the Horn of Africa.       Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General   New York, 3 November 2020." Empty statement, totally corrupt.

 Guterres' own guards rough up and ban the Press, here.

  On September 12, still-banned Inner City Press went to check out the UN and Belarus protest across from it on 43rd Street, where it covered the UN after Guterres had it roughed up. Sept 12 Periscope here. Guterres sides with dictators - and his Melissa Fleming has not acted on Inner City Press' application a full week previous for access to briefing to cover UNGA Week 2020. We'll have more on this.

 As Inner City Press reported on August 4 when Haq and Melissa Fleming had it removed before it could ask a question on Guterres' lame "policy brief" on COVID-19 and education, Guterres' embargoed video was filmed July 23. This shows guilty knowledge.

  In March at public expense his wife Catarina Vaz Pinto was with him, just as she was in September 2019 in expensive seats at the US Open tennis tournament as Guterres - and she? - censored the Press.

   Catarina Vaz Pinto is no longer only Lisbon's Minister of Culture - she is now, somewhat absurdly, the "Minister of International Relations" of the city. In that role she was in Madrid, at an event making light of the spread of Coronavirus which Guterres is helping spread, while UN Spokesperson Stephan Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse all Inner City Press questions.


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