ed http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The six peacekeepers, clinic http://consugi.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php part of the Indian contingent serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), and their interpreter were ambushed while returning from a patrol with 12 other peacekeepers near Buganza in North Kivu province after finding the bodies of four civilians, the Mission said in a news release.
“This premeditated, targeted and deliberate attack is inadmissible,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUSCO, Roger Meece. “We will work with the national authorities to identify those responsible for this ignoble deed so that they are called to justice.”
A UN Indian peacekeeper was killed in the same province in July when he was caught in a cross-fire in clashes between the DRC’s armed forces and a rebel group known as the March 23 Movement (M23).
Un says the DRC’s eastern provinces of North and South Kivu have witnessed increased fighting between Government troops and the M23, which is composed of renegade soldiers who mutinied in April.
The fighting has displaced more than 300,000 people, including many who have fled to neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, as well as within DRC.
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It is clear, however, Chelsea’s action will not include removing Terry from the captaincy, nor a suspension from matches beyond the four-game ban imposed by the FA’s commission, because such sanctions would be visible, not confidential.
The club said they believed Terry had “made the correct decision by not appealing” against the FA’s judgment that he had racially abused Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand during the altercation between the players last October. However neither Chelsea’s statement nor Terry’s, which included an apology for the “language used”, included an acceptance that he had used the words as an insult and racially abused Ferdinand.
“The board has taken further disciplinary action in addition to the four-match suspension and £220,000 fine imposed by the FA,” Chelsea said. “In accordance with our longstanding policy, that disciplinary action will remain confidential.”
Chelsea are therefore understood to have imposed a fine of their own on top of the FA’s fine. As they have not consulted with the Professional Footballers’ Association, required for fines of more than two weeks’ wages, it is assumed Chelsea have not fined Terry more than two of his approximately £160,000 weekly wages.
The FA fined Terry’s team-mate Ashley Cole £90,000 for his offensive tweet the day of the FA judgment, which found it had “considerable doubts” over the reliability of Cole’s evidence. Reacting to that, Cole tweeted: “Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I #BUNCHOFTWATS”.
The FA said it had fined Cole after “he admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”.
The FA will take no action against Cole for giving what was found to be unreliable evidence, nor against the Chelsea secretary, David Barnard, although the commission said it had “significant doubts” about his evidence, also given in support of Terry’s defence.
Chelsea are aggrieved about the judgment on Barnard, a football administrator of long experience, who was previously with Wimbledon, because the club feel it was unfair. It is not clear, however, whether Chelsea plan to take any action, having said they do not intend to appeal against the judgment.
Terry issued an apology “to everyone”, via his agent, Elite Management, but did not specifically name Ferdinand and still stated he is “disappointed” with the judgment. Both his and Chelsea’s statements stopped short of accepting the FA commission’s conclusion that Terry had used the words “fucking black cunt” as an insult. Terry had claimed in his defence, against a racially aggravated public-order criminal offence, of which he was acquitted in July, and at the FA hearing, that he had only been repeating the words back because he believed Ferdinand had accused him of using them.
Terry said: “Although I’m disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.” It is understood that Ferdinand and his representatives have not received a direct apology.
Chelsea’s statement said: “The club firmly believes such language is not acceptable and fell below the standards expected of John as a Chelsea player.”
Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of football’s anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out, said he did not believe Terry or Chelsea adequately recognised “the damage done and the hurt caused to the Ferdinand family” by Terry’s abuse, and Chelsea’s handling of it.
“Chelsea are the European champions,” he said. “We need them, and John Terry, to set a good example, to hold their hands up and accept responsibility, and re-establish a position which is credible.”
However, Reading striker Jason Roberts has said he will not wear a Kick It Out T-shirt in protest at what he perceives to be the group’s failure to tackle racism in this country. “People feel let down by what used to be called ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’,” he said. “People don’t feel they have been strong enough.”