French letter to UNESCO from

Virginie Saurel



To: Mr. Jacques HALLACK, Assistant Director General of the Education Dept at UNESCO.

Notes: Formal Request to cancel the Conference organized for the 25-28 September

(UNESCO-ACEID) at Pranshanti, India


It is on the counsel of Jenny Lynn that I am sending you this fax. I would like to inform you that your Bangkok (ACEID-PROAP) is, at this moment, organizing a conference on education (see e-mail attached) shared and arranged in partnership with the THAI Sathya Sai Organization on the premises of the Boys College at Puttaparthi even though Sathya Sai Baba in person is suspected of sexually molesting young men (amongst his devotees) and underage children or minors (chosen amongst students at this exactly same Boys College).

According to the statement, I am inviting you to consult and inspect the testimonies according to evidences presented on the following web-site: (not available anymore)

and come in contact directly with the victims of rape, sexual abuses and molestations. (I will provide, at your request, with the victims e-mails addresses in their own respective country of United States, Sweden, Danemark, England and Germany.)

Considering the suspicion, the heavy accusations which hangs over Sathya Sai Baba, I do not know if it would be appropriate or advisable to UNESCO Hq, to organize a conference of this magnitude at the Srthya Sai Baba Boys College at Puttaparthi, who has for sponsor, one of the branches of the Sathya Sai Baba Organization and to see the name of UNESCO placed side by side with the name of Sathya Sai Baba.

All the more so since a very strong mediatization, promotion through the media denouncing the sordid affair of the Baba is coming out at anytime in the whole world.

I let you judge the decisions to take but I am asking you to be kind enough to inform me.

With my most sincere salutations,

I remain,