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UN rights chief finds more abuse in C. African Republic

The UN human rights chief says his staff have in recent weeks turned up 6 more cases of sexual abuse of children by European troops in Central African Republic

UN rights chief finds more abuse in C. African Republic

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief says his staffers have in recent weeks turned up six more cases of sexual abuse of children by European troops in Central African Republic.

Zeid Raad al-Hussein's office says a U.N. team interviewed five girls and a boy who claimed their abusers were part of European Union and French military operations. The abuse allegedly took place near a camp for displaced people near Bangui Airport.

The U.N. rights office said three of the girls said they believed their abusers were members of the Georgian EU contingent, and a 7-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy said they were abused French Sangaris.

The alleged abuse took place in 2014 but only came to light in recent weeks.


Updated : 2021-04-21 17:09 GMT+08:00