On CAR #BanKiMoon congratulates new Prez Touadéra; no mention of UN rapes or his UN's ouster of Press which asks about them— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) February 21, 2016
Audio: Ousting ICP, UN Security Officer [McNulty] Refused To Give His Name, Later Pushed ICP Out https://t.co/BPeX9HXKON— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) February 21, 2016
Title: At UN, Security Grabs ICP's Periscope Camera, Turns Off Stream Before Pushing ICP Out to Street. Source: InnerCity Press. Date Published: February 20, 2016. Description:Amid hot air on free press, the UN today grabbed Inner City Press' laptop & ID badge, seized files https://t.co/sDt5ZhXia0— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) February 20, 2016
UN Guards Grab ICP Laptop and ID Badge, Take Control of Press Files, VOA Laughs
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, February 20 -- The UN on February 19, after Inner City Press asked about UN inaction in South Sudan and Burundi and financial irregularities, was handed a letter to leave the UN by 5 pm. Letter here: http://www.innercitypress.com/UN1ejec...
While Inner City Press was writing up a UN Security Council meeting on Syria that went into the evening, eight UN Security officers led by Deputy Chief McNulty tore off Inner City Press' UN ID badge and grabbed Inner City Press' laptop and camera, returning these by throwing them on the sidewalk of First Avenue.
They did not allow Inner City Press to get coat or sweater, or the files in its office. No provision was made for this.
The ejection letter was signed by the Under Secretary General for Public Information Cristina Gallach of Spain but ultimately Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in charge. Ban and his chief of staff Edmond Mulet and Deputy SG Jan Eliasson were all written to with details as this took place.
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