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ICP Asks Ban's Spox of Ban Aide Promoting Run for S. Korea Prez, Ban's Son in Law's UN Promotion

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As Ban Ki-moon Aide Promotes Ban Run for S Korea Prez, ICP Asks Ban's Spox Who, While Paid UN Salary By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, August 26 -- When Ban Ki-moon wrapped up his five day campaign trip in South Korea with a three-question "press conference" at the UN's DPI-NGO conference, he criticized "coverage of what was supposed to be off-the-record meeting with the Kwanhoon Club" of political correspondents. Even during Ban's long visit to South Korea, Inner City Press in New York where it has been evicted from its long time shared UN office and is still confined to minders, told not to question diplomats asked the UN why no transcript was provided of Ban's session with the Kwanhoon Club. It asked again on June 10, the day after Ban himself called such questions "undue." On August 26, Inner City Press asked Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric about yet another instance of a “Ban aide” spinning the South Korean media about Ban's goal of running for president. Video here. This is how Ban's spokesman cut off Inner City Press on August 25, when is asked how Ban could name his own son in law Siddarth Chatterjee the head of the entire UN system in Kenya without recusing himself. Ban's Spokesman Dujarric refused to answer, then returned on August 26 and acknowledged that Ban had not recused himself, among other things. Ban Ki-moon Signed Letter Giving His Son-In-Law Top UN Job in Kenya, Confirmed to ICP By Matthew Russell Lee, Follow Up on Exclusives UNITED NATIONS, August 26 -- Under Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the UN has become so lawless that Ban's son-in-law Siddharth Chatterjee was just named UN Resident Representative in Kenya without Ban recusing himself. Inner City Press reported and asked about this on August 25. On August 26, Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric confirmed that Ban had not recused himself, had in fact signed the letter giving his own son in law the job, see below. How is this acceptable in an international organization? Or this: Ban's mentor Han Seung-soo is a UN official allowed to be on the boards of directors of Standard Chartered, which has UN banking contracts, and Doosan which makes sales to countries Han gives “UN” speeches to. On August 25, Inner City Press asked Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric if Ban had recused himself from any role in his son-in-law's promotion, video here. Dujarric's only response is that Chatterjee is qualified. That was not the question. After Inner City Press highlighted this, Ban's spokesman Dujarric returned on August 26 with a "supplemental" statement, which still confirmed that Ban had not recused himself, had in fact signed the approval of his own son in law for the promotion. Nor have the questions about Han Seung-soo, who refuses Ban's supposed call for public financial disclosure, been answered. Instead, Inner City Press which has asked about each of Chatterjee's promotions though the UN system under Ban (for example to and from UNOPS including censorship by the son in law, like Ban) and in the past ten months about Ban's and his head of communications Cristina Gallach's links with the John Ashe / Ng Lap Seng UN bribery scandal, was ousted from the UN in February 2016 (audio here) and had its investigative files evicted onto First Avenue in April (video here). NYT here. Since then Inner City Press has been BANned from covering UN events on the second floor unless it has a minder which stays with it all the time; sometime Inner City Press is told there are not enough minders, and coverage is entirely prohibited. This is censorship under Ban Ki-moon. The UN has been asked why it evicted Inner City Press by, among others, the Government Accountability Project, the UN Special Rapporteurs of Freedom of Expression and on Human Rights Defenders (to whom Gallach provided a false statement two months later about an altercation that never occurred), the SFRC (the UN's response quotes Dujarric) and by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos H...