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UNHCR Demands Media Retraction in Niger As Antonio Guterres Refuses All Press Qs Corrupt

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Periscope
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UN GATE, Dec 25 – In the United Nations system from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 906 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, now UNHCR in Niger has seemingly put out a press release demanding that local media retract a report; photo here along with demand that media be punished under the law.

  But at least that would involve law - the head of the UN Antonio Guterres had Inner City Press physically roughed up and banned, with no due process and no appeal. So his UN system has not basis to complain about anything - when you take public money but refuse to answer questions, you are corrupt. The UN today fails everywhere, even as it pretends to speak to protect people. Dump Guterres or UN fuera.

  Under Guterres, the UN is a colonial organiastion. On June 1 French Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere (and now UNSC outgoing and Guterres super spreader trip host German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, telling all to wear mask which his new Deputy does not) held a censored online press conference about the coming month(s) in the Security Council.

  Now on December 25, with Guterres and France (and FP's Matjila event) still silent on its ally Cameroon killing journalist Sam Wazizi (French UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric de la Riviere won't even take the questions, including about his role in working with Sri Lanka war criminal Palitha Kohona and UNCA to oust Inner City Press, story here, Kohona here), an announced ceasefire has itself been declared over.

  After refusing to confirm reports of troops moving to CAR, Dujarric belatedly confirmed. And what will happen where they took them from, South Sudan where UNMISS spread COVID with a bus for national staff without any social distancing, flying infected international staff in and out like Guterres, violating the rules?

And from Guterres, violating quarantine in Lisbon, nothing. And on December 24 he and Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuses to answer this from Inner City Press: "What has the UN done and what is it doing to try to prevent violence and fraud in the elections in Central Africa Republic (and what has SG Guterres done about UN sex exploitation and abuse there, see below) and in Niger?" No answer, days later.

The UN's actual lawless impact on CAR has yet to be addressed, as we wish people there the best despite the UN's colonial hypocrisy and failure. Watch this site. 

France left CAR without roads and with an extremely low literacy rate, while selling "Emperor" Bokassa millions of dollars of fur capes and Faberge eggs. Nothing on UN peacekeepers' rapes in CAR, including of children, just like on June 19 not a word about the cholera the UN brought, killing 10,000 Haitians.  We'll have more on this. Here was Inner City Press' video when it covered the Security Council's mid 2017 trip to Haiti, before it was roughed up by corrupt Guterres' UN Security and banned now 741 days.

  On June 1 they took questions only from pre-screened in-house correspondents, ignoring or even pretending not to see a question about Cameroon by Inner City Press. Twitter here, Periscope here.

 Neither said a word about the slaughter in Cameroon; they did not answer Inner City Press on-line question about new cases of UN sex abuse, including a child rape in South Sudan by UNMISS data dumped by the UN on June 1.

  The Program belatedly went up - with countries on which the two ambassadors ignored and censored questions: DRC, Mali, South Sudan. We'll have more on this.

  Back on February 3, before Coronavirus hit New York (but after the first cases covered up in Wuhan in December 2019) Belgian Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve held an in person but also friends-only press conference about his upcoming month as Security Council president, with few questions on Africa. Program of Work tweeted by Inner City Press here.

  Belgium, of course, oversaw the colonialism and killing in the Congo. Its mission to the UN,in 2018 and since, did not respond to Inner City Press' formal communications about Guterres having it roughed up and banned. Still the Mission and Ambassador pontificate about press freedom and even the safety of journalists.

  The next, such as it was, is that Jared Kushner will brief the Security Council behind closed doors on February 6 at noon, when Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefing will refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise.

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