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ICP Asks, UN Confirms Drone Crash in DRC, Nothing on Bahrain Jail for Tweet, Turkish Cypriot Letter

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In DRC Another Ladsous Drone Crashes, UN Waits for ICP Q, Scribes Run By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, October 20, more here -- After hearing from Goma that another UN drone crashed in Eastern Congo, in Munigi, Inner City Press went to the UN's noon briefing on Ocober 20. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric did not mention the crash in his opening statements, so Inner City Press asked him to confirm or deny. Dujarric looked down at a piece of paper he had with him, and confirmed it, saying that the UN mission MONUSCO among others is guarding the site. Inner City Press asked him to state how many of the drones advocated for and procured by UN Peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous have crashed. He seemed to say this is the first crash - but it is not. Ladsous, who has refused Press questions since his role in pushing for drones before having any approval, most recently canceled a stakeout and blocked the Press' camera, offering a private briefing to some Western wire services. .. Inner City Press also on October 20 asked UN Spokesman Dujarric about the jailing without bail of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain, for a single tweet -- no comment -- and of a letter from Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, with the Cyprus talks in ice (no confirmation of receipt). And so it goes at the UN - see InnerCityPress.com, and FUNCA.info