Skip to comments.U.N. peacekeepers arrested for sex crimes
Posted on 02/15/2005 4:44:18 AM PST by motomosanto
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Moroccan mission to the United Nations has announced it arrested six U.N. peacekeeping soldiers in Congo accused of sexually abusing local girls and discharged the contingent's commander.
Fred Eckhard, the U.N. secretary-general's spokesman, on Monday said the announcement over the weekend showed "the Morrocan authorities attach as much importance to eradicating sexual abuse within U.N. peacekeeping missions as does the U.N."
"The mission hopes that the vigorous and public reaction of Morocco will serve as an example and that other troop contributing countries will follow," he added.
There have been more than 150 allegations of sexual exploitation of girls as young as 13 by U.N. peacekeepers in Congo.
Annan last Wednesday urged the Security Council to add at least 100 military police to the peacekeeping mission in Congo to help prevent sex abuse by the U.N. forces.
Eckhard said other measures had been taken, including improved surveillance around U.N. military camps, a curfew and the shuttering of local stores where soldiers interacted with locals.
Allegations of abuse first surfaced in 2004 and the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services said abuse by peacekeepers was ongoing.
According to last month's report by the U.N. watchdog agency, peacekeepers regularly had sex with Congolese women and girls, usually in exchange for food or small sums of money.
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Please no more ...arp, max, ...eat something needs reply this. Hey, you'll see the same guys under fake names coming up with ideas against our ideals of freedom to be brought to the uncivilized regimes such as Rwanda's and KAAR's.
The UN can send in the UNIsyph workers to abuse them even further...
The UN members boo Sec. Powell yet cheered Dict.Mugabe
The UN is the Tyrannasaurus Wrecks of charity organizations
I don't even pay attention to the UselessN. A bunch of Monkeys could do a better job.
Hey you...ffy & ...something 59, go back to decency which is the fabric of America. Remember this is a conservative and intelligent forum. Don't use that low language and poor English. Speak it high and decently.
Again, those with corrupt language need not answer my postings. No more max something ! Congo's Homeland Security needs to be preserved ! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and express our conservative ideas to stop those Tutsi genociders and their gaming Hutus associates. Starve in Rwanda those folks to death so they'll learn not raping Congolese women across the border. No Taxpayers' money to Rwanda and the UN !