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UN Takes Full Responsibility Over Eritrea/DPRK Plagiarism: Spokesperson

OHCHR Spokesperson Rolando Gomez, admits UN tampered Eritrea document
Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rolando Gomez, admits the DPRK reference was mistakenly included in the Eritrean letter by a United Nations staff member but it was not a deliberate action though the Council’s Secretariat takes full responsibility.

By Matthew Russell Lee,

HOW are documents, particularly by different countries, handled by the UN Human Rights Council and its Secretariat? How can a statement by one country — not to the UNHRC — appear on the UN’s website mixed into the statement of another country?

On July 1, Inner City Press asked Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Rolando Gomez the following: Continue reading UN Takes Full Responsibility Over Eritrea/DPRK Plagiarism: Spokesperson

UN Chief Names New Somalia – Eritrea Monitors

Mr. Christophe Trajber of the United States becomes the new Coordinator of the Somalia -Eritrea Monitoring Group replacing Canadian Jarat Chopra (picture above). Will he be loyal to the UN or the United States during his tenure although he is expected to be no different than his predecessors when it comes to Eritrea. Impartiality, Objectivity and Professionalism is what it takes to be credible.

By Sam B.,

The UN Secretary General recently appointed a new “finance expert” to replace the previous one, Dinesh Mahtani.

Mahtani resigned in disgrace from the UN’s Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG), after it was revealed, by the investigative journalism of Inner City Press, that Mahtani was advocating for regime change in Eritrea in his capacity as the member of SEMG.

It should be recalled that in mid 2012, Matt Bryden, another avowed anti Eritrea member and Coordinator of the SEMG, was also replaced in disgrace, for the shoddiness and partiality of his work, as well. Continue reading UN Chief Names New Somalia – Eritrea Monitors

Moral Weakness Costs UN Monitor His Job

Experts with anti-Eritrea bias as members within the monitoring group, it is understood why past UN ESMG reports on Eritrea have lacked transparency, consistency, equality, due process and proportionality

By TesfaNews,

Investigative journalist Mattew Russell Lee of the Inner City Press (IPC) today exposed Dinesh Mahtani, a member of the UN Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group from the UK, after he found proof that Mahtani requested favors from member states on behalf of a former Eritrean official using UN SEMG letterheads.

Though completely out of his role as a financial expert of the SMEG, the letter from Dinesh Mahtani, however, asked the Australian government for a favour to facilitate the former Eritrean Minister of Information with a full refugee status so that he could travel as necessary and coordinate ‘his activities‘.

The letter continues by saying that “Ali Abdu has great potential to play a stabilizing role in Eritrea with the country possibly headed to an uncertain period in its history.” Continue reading Moral Weakness Costs UN Monitor His Job