by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Mediterranean
We are very sad in publishing this disturbing history about one of the great reporters who worked in Rojava, North and East Syria (NES) controlled by Kurd administration which gave an important effort to defeat ISIS, before the invasion by the Turkish Army which hired fierce jihadists as mercenaries.
Many times we caught very important information by Rojava Information Center led in the past by Matt Broomfield, in recent time imprisoned by EU police and then banned by Schengen Zone.
This is a great and clear example of the NATO rhetoric against Rojava and Syria’s independence but also in opposition of Bashar Al Assad’s leadership after a failed attempt for a regime change and a bloody civil war planned by the Central Intelligence Agency since 1983, as revealed by an investigation of Gospa News.
by Kurdistan 24
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – UK journalist Matt Broomfield, the co-founder of Rojava Information Centre (RIC), was recently jailed for two months in Greece and informed he was banned from the Schengen Zone for the next ten years.
He is now back in the UK and working with a lawyer to fight the ban.
“I knew the ban had to be because of my reporting and media work in North and East Syria (NES). This has since been confirmed as another UK citizen has been handed the same ban, in this case for working as a medic in Northeast Syria.”
“As RIC, we worked with all the world’s top media companies and human rights organizations, including the BBC, ITV, Sky, CNN, Fox, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, the United Nations, the US Government,” Broomfield wrote for the Deportation Monitoring Agean website.
“It is wholly unsurprising that Western governments are colluding with Turkey to stifle free expression and legitimate reporting,” he said, noting that he is not the only person facing the same ban.
“We are aware of at least one other UK citizen being handed the same form of ban, in this case for working as a medic in Northeast Syria,” Broomfield explained, alleging that British, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Danish, and Australian individuals have been targeted, harassed, and imprisoned for working in northeast Syria.
“At the same time, all these states are partnered with the Kurdish-led SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) as part of the US-led Coalition to Defeat Daesh (Arabic acronym for ISIS),” he added.
“The Kurdish movement has proven itself the West’s best partner in the fight against terrorism, and the West should be actively engaging with and supporting this movement, not punishing, criminalizing, and jailing their own citizens for working in NES (Northeast Syria).”
Broomfield’s lawyer, Alastair Lyon from Birnberg Peirce And Partners, said in a statement that “it is speculation at this stage as to who is involved beyond Germany, but the decision is certainly in accordance with Turkey’s view of the conflict and it is known to lobby extensively within Europe to promote its views.”
“The particularly concerning feature here is that a highly controversial political decision, dressed up as a decision in relation to national security, has been made, in secret and without notice or possibility of prior challenge. This immediately calls into question its legitimacy.”
Originally published by Kurdistan24
Note: all links to Gospa News articles have been added by Gospa News editorial staff
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.