By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFT Q&A, NY Post
UNITED NATIONS GATE, January 17 – In a closed door UN staff meeting Secretary General Antonio Guterres on January 17 blamed his own envoy Nicholas Haysom for getting thrown out of Somalia, calling Haysom's letter to the government about human rights "impolite" and "arrogant." Inner City Press knows and publishes audio of this, here, because UN staff disgusted by Guterres' sell out of human rights and of them are exclusively providing information to Inner City Press, which Guterres had roughed up and banned now for 197 days and counting. Guterres' comment confirm that he is even weaker on human rights than Ban Ki-moon was, and that he does not back up even his senior staff, much less day to day UN staff including national staff. Ironically, when challenged in the meeting about this Guterres called the criticism from his staff "unilateral and unfair." He has roughed up and censored the Press and concealed his own links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, through the Gulbenkian Foundation from which he took money. For all of these reasons, now most recently this sell out of his envoy in Somalia, Guterres should resign or be impeached, the whistleblowers say. He must certainly stop banning the Press which covers his mismanagement and corruption. For weeks the UN of Secretary General Antonio Guterres has refused to answer Press questions about Somalia. Now after Guterres' SRSG representative Nicholas Haysom was ordered to cease operations in, and presumably leave, Somalia, Guterres on January 4 has said the country CANNOT declare Haysom Persona Non Grata, since the UN "is not a state." Why then can Guterres rough up and ban a journalist and claim immunity? And Inner City Press, which Guterres had roughed up on 3 July 2018 and banned since, had before that asked Guterres' Spokesman Stephane Dujarric about a PNG-ing of UN staff by Burundi and Dujarric said, "I don’t know what the status of the staff member who was 'PNG-ed.' We can check." Video here. But it's worse. When the UN tried to send an SRSG to Iraq and the government objected, the decision was reversed. But never, UN staff tell Inner City Press, has a UN Secretary General given in as quickly as Guterres has to Somalia. They tell Inner City Press exclusively that Guterres was hung up on on the phone. And that the UN Political Affairs operation under Rosemary DiCarlo was not even in the loop on the absurd statement read out by Farhan Haq at at noon. "She's nothing," a long time DPA official told Inner City Press. "If Washington every looks closely she'll be fired." If it happens, it should be for the scandal of the handover of the Department's website to the photographer husband of her chief of staff, unacted on by the titular head of the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services who has disappeared and is said by her own staff to be... well, that will have to wait. Watch this site. Somalia's foreign ministry is notifying United Nations Secretary General that Mr Nicholas Haysom is banned and cease all operations within the country. This decision comes after Mr Haysom deliberately and intentionally interfered in state affairs." And, typically, from the UN of Guterres, nothing Now this. Guterres, whose spokespeople have declined 10 days of questions as to where the UNSG is and how much it costs, refuses Inner City Press' questions about why it is not a conflict of interest to refuse to audit CEFC when in 2018 it tried to buy Partex Oil & Gas from the Gulbenkian Foundation of which Guterres has been a paid board member...
And on January 17, 2019, Inner City Press without hearing or appeal remains banned from the UN by Guterres. This is UN censorship.
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