Note: On 16 December 2011 I filed a Formal Complaint Filed Against UN Security Actions in Durban, South Africa during the UN climate talks held there; specifically about an incident regarding an unidentified uniformed officer. The officer shoved my camera into my face to prevent me from documenting the detention and expulsion of a UN-accredited delegate that occurred on 8 December 2011. I was covering the UN climate talks and was officially accredited by the UN as media on assignment for Z Magazine.On 20 December 2011 I received an email from Elke Hoekstra, UN Communications and Knowledge Management, stating that my complaint was received and “We will look into this matter and come back to you in due course.” Today I contacted Ms Hoekstra via an email below. Orin Langelle
Dear Ms Hoekstra,
On 16 December 2011 I lodged a formal complaint against the UNFCCC for the treatment I received from one unidentified uniformed officer just after noon on 8 December 2011 during COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. I was officially accredited by the UNFCCC during COP 17 as media. I was on assignment for Z Magazine.
On 20 December 2011 you replied to that complaint, “We will look into this matter and come back to you in due course.”
It has now been over a month since I filed my complaint and I feel that the UNFCCC has not responded to me in “due course.”
Please take notice, that I am contacting my attorney in regards to filing a legal charge of assault against the unidentified uniformed officer.
I would hope that the UNFCCC takes this matter seriously now and responds immediately to my complaint.
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