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martedì 18 agosto 2015
12-year-old girl brutally raped by UN peacekeeper in Africa
UN peacekeeping soldiers from Rwanda patrolling in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
The UN children’s agency says a 12-year-old girl who says she was raped by a UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic went through “a most brutal ordeal”
Amnesty International last week accused peacekeepers of the rape, and of the indiscriminate killing of a 16-year-old boy and his father, in separate incidents Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon then fired the head of the peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, an unprecedented action.
Vannina Maestracci, a spokeswoman for Ban, said Monday that UN investigations are “complicated by the large number of nationalities of police and military personnel” involved in the operation where the alleged attacks occurred.