Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Matthew Rycroft tweeted on 25th April a picture of himself and what appeared to be Read Saleh and that 90,922 people have been saved by the White
Helmets https://twitter.com/MatthewRycroft1/stat...
Can you provide the evidence, as recorded data for such figures.
You may be aware that many people know that White Helmets are a terrorist organisation. Can you send any due diligence that has been carried out over the last 5 years to convince the FCO that the White Helmets are a bona fide First Aid Organisation worth funding and not a terrorist organisation?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 08 May 2017 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Paul,

 

Please find attached a reply to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Near East Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Thank you for the information provided.
I am unsure of several things from the information, so please could you assist by explaining these
How is monitoring done on the ground?
Who approves equipment transfers and how?
All assistance is callibrated. What does this mean and what practically does this entail?
The web page is not available http://syriacivildefense.org/volunteers-... . When did the FCO last access this page. Is there still a code of conduct?
Where in Syria do each of the 120 teams mentioned operate ?
What format do Operational reports take, and what data is recorded?
Could you send me half a dozen operational reports from around 4 April 2017 .
How do you check the accuracy of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International and can you show me their statements that SCD are their most routinely reliable source inside Syria.
What is the figure for number of lives saved by 1 June 2017?
Are the White Helmets a member of any internationally recognised civil defence rescue organnisations such as ISDO?
Could you send me the report or a link to the report on 6 February 2017 of Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry about the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund ?
When the money goes to White Helmets does it go direct from Uk treasury to white helmets or what route does it take? Who pays, what audit trail is there and who is the money paid to?
Similarlly with equipment , who orders it and who is it delivered to and where and what audit trail?

May I submit as evidence that the white helmets are linked to terrorists , this video , who is best to assess that evidence? https://thewallwillfall.org/2017/05/15/w...

"The United Kingdom has provided assistance to Syria Civil Defence (SCD) also known as
the White Helmets since June 2013 through the Conflict Pool and its successor, the Conflict
Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Recipients of CSSF are carefully selected to prevent
funds and equipment being given to those involved in extremist activities or human rights
violations.
We monitor the situation on the ground, and all equipment transfers are approved
by HMG immediately before delivery.
All our assistance is carefully calibrated and legal, is aimed at alleviating human suffering and supporting moderate groups and is regularly monitored and evaluated. Syria Civil Defence is a Syrian-led, independent organisation with an agreed Code of Conduct (see http://syriacivildefense.org/volunteers-...).
It is dedicated to saving life wherever and whenever possible and does not have relationships
with registered terrorist groups.
UK funding to the Syrian Civil Defence has been used to train and equip many of the over 3,000
active volunteers working in 120 civil defence teams inside Syria, delivered by trusted
third party implementers. Each of the 120 Syria Civil Defence (SCD) teams is required to
make an operational report after each civil defence operation it conducts.
The operational report requires the team to list the number of deceased and the number of people rescued.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have stated that SCD are their most
routinely reliable source inside Syria.
Since August 2014, the number of people rescued by the Syrian Civil Defence has been
collated at a national level as a total figure. As at 1st May, the number of lives saved by
Syria Civil Defence is 95,024.
It was for this work that the Syrian Civil Defence were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 and 2016"

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your reply. Your FOI request has been accepted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 07 June 2017 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Price

 

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Near East Department

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I fail to see why my clarifications should take so much time to get information , but I will limit my further question to
Could you send me 3 operational reports from around 4 April 2017 ?
How do you check the accuracy of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International and can
you show me their statements that SCD are their most routinely reliable source inside Syria?
When the money goes to White Helmets does it go direct from UK treasury to white helmets or what route does it take? Who pays, what audit trail is there and who is the money paid to?

I will state for the record that the department is being fooled or is knowingly funding a terrorist organisation.
I include another link which shoudl be passed to decision makers http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/07/18/uk...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 19 July 2017 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
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Seumas Milne https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...

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Dear Mr Price

 

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Near East Department

 

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Dear Mr Price,

 

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

Near East Department

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Thank you for your reply.

You state that "To date, 201 White Helmet volunteers have been killed, including seven who were tragically murdered on August 12, 2017. "
1.Please provide any proof of these figures that the department holds.

You claim that "We are aware of campaigns to discredit the life -saving work of the White Helmet volunteers by states, organisations and individuals that aim to disseminate false information about them. "

2. Please give any evidence whatsoever of any life saving work by the white helmets, as so far you have refused for various reasons to provide any evidence of your assertions.

3. You state "Mayday Rescue is required to submit regular accounting for its support to Syria Civil Defence" Please provide any accounts for Mayday Rescue that FCO has seen.

4. I repeat that the White Helmets are a terrorist organisation and I believe that the UK government is well aware of this, and that a full investigation of their activities should be made before any funding is provided to them, otherwise the funders are culpable.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 16 October 2017 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Massive White Helmets Photo Cache Proves Hollywood Gave Oscar to Terrorist Group https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/02/27/m...

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
REQUEST REF: 0680-17

For your information i believe the following is irrefutable evidence of the terrorist activities of the White Helmets. http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/white-hel... Please aslso see this https://www.rt.com/op-edge/408618-syria-...
Please ensure that the appropriate ministers all see this information, as for the department to fund terrorism as it is doing is very serious criminal activity
Please also carry out an internal review of the decision not to release the information I asked for "The information you have asked for is exempt under section 38 (1) (a) and (b) as disclosure
would or would be likely to endanger the physical or mental health of any individual or
endanger the safety of any individual. This qualified exemption requires the application of
the public interest test. In applying the public interest test I took into consideration the
factors in favour of disclosure; in this case that releasing such information would
demonstrate further openness in relation to the work of the Syria Civil Defence. I balanced
this against the grounds for non-disclosure, which are that release of the information would
likely endanger the life of an individual by revealing details of this report. On balance I
concluded that the public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest
in disclosure. "

I do not believe that an individual is in danger, i believe that the department is using this as an excuse to cover up the funding of terrorism. Furthermore even if the departmetn seeks to maintain this risable excuse for an exemption, then it is outweighed by the public interest, as the departmetn provides absolutely no proof of its extravagant claims about the White Helmets and continues to fund terrorism with no proof to the contrary, mwerely a list of excuses why the proof cannot be provided.
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Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your request for an Internal Review of our response to your FOI Request Ref 0680-17. It has been passed to the relevant department within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with and they will respond to you with the outcome of the review.

We received your request on 06 November 2017 and will aim to respond within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Price,

Please find attached our reply to your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Near East Department
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(issued by the FOI and DPA Team)

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
I note that once again the individual who wrote the rply deos not sign it or give their name, please reveal who wrote it, otherwise there is no accountability.
I not that once again the department refuses to give any information out to back up what they say in the tiniest degree, other than repeat easily disprovable propaganda.
I enclose more information for your perusal, which proves white helmets are terrorists, and your department is culpable for funding them and refusing all information that may back up your wild claims
http://syrianwar1.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Price,

 

Please find attached our reply to your request for an internal review of
our response to your FOI Request Ref 0680-17.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Near East Department

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
I note that once again the individual who wrote the reply does not sign it or give their name, please reveal who wrote it, otherwise there is no accountability.
Please also state the names of the individuals who carried out the internal reviews.
It would appear that the FCO is attempting to evade responsibility for funding terrorists.
Further evidence for the White Helmets being a bunch of terrorists is here http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/12/02/wh...
Does the FCo hold information as to who founded the white helmets and please convey that to me.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Great article on white helmet terrorists Nusra Front and the UK funders by Vanessa Beeley http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/12/02/wh...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

You really need to consider your financial support of terrorists, the White Helmets, is there any information you can give me whatsoever that justifies your support of them? https://timhayward.wordpress.com/2017/12...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I am due a reply to my request of 5 Dec of any evidence whatsoever that justifies funding of terrorists in Syria.
Further Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has now admitted FCO fund armed groups and as there are no "moderate rebels" in Syria, has admitted to funding terror groups. https://twitter.com/VanessaBeeley/status....
Please supply recorded information as to which armed groups have received money, how much and when and documentation as proof they have spent money on "protecting civilians"

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I am due a reply, please comply with the FOI Act

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Please accept our apologies for not replying to your earlier email. We are accepting this as a new FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 14 March 2018 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Price,

 

Please find our reply to your FOI request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Near East Department

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
I am still awaiting a full reply to my FOI - Please supply recorded information as to which armed groups have received money, how much and when and documentation as proof they have spent money on "protecting civilians"

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Price,

Thank you for your email. The information you are requesting has already been covered in your previous replies 0680-17 and 0291-18. If you wish to submit a FOI request for new information please do so by return of this email.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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