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In UN 1-Man Election Guterres Grabs 5 More Years Then Lies He's For Press Freedom

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 18 –   After a one-man election campaign, with at least seven opposition candidates entirely blocked, Antonio Guterres was coronated to another term as UN Secretary General on June 18.

Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres for 1082 days and counting, live tweeted it here and podcast here)

Asia Pacific Group speaker says it made it easier that there was only one candidate (allowed)  African Group speaker does not mention Antonio Guterres  shameless records on the killings in Cameroon, nor the serious questions about discrimination raised by UN staff, here.

Now Slovakia for Eastern European Group says  @AntonioGuterres  has countered sexual exploitation and abuse (while Guterres covered up for Hochschild, and withholding peacekeeper rape info); claims "openness" though Inner City Press banned 1082 days & counting    Now Costa Rica for "GRULAC" (Latin America and Caribbean Group) cites  Antonio Guterres ' "attention to detail" - some say, mostly on retaliation and targeted censorship and ban of Press asking questions, here. 

Now an active co-conspirator in the 1-man election, Barbara Woodward of  @UKUN_NewYork  who as UNSC President refused to circulate or even acknowledge opposition candidates' submissions to her, and kept Press banned, so no questions on Cameroon, praises  @AntonioGuterres  

Speaking for  @USUN  "host country" (which for now does not uphold US First Amendment at the UN in NYC), it's not  @LindaT_G  (who was at the #Juneteenth announcement in DC), rather it's Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who's been directly told of SG censorship - and? 

Now speech by Portugal, which foisted  @AntonioGuterres  on the UN (and victimized countries like Cameroon & Honduras & #
Yemen & Haiti) for now more than five years. It is shameful that all opposition candidacies were thrown in the garbage can. Scrutiny needed 

Now this UNGA 1-candidate coronation "by acclamation" is over. Inner City Press is now going to cover actual news  @SDNYLIVE  court - but will have more on the need for increased scrutiny of and accountability from the UN  

Afterwards, Guterres took five hand-picked questions, one in Portuguese (a second answer, he started in Portuguese), then concluded claiming he is committed to press freedom - this while banning critical Inner City Press from the UN and its briefings for 1082 days and counting. This cannot stand. Watch this site


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