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UN Rights Chief Alleges French Soldier Sexually Abused Girl | BlackPressUSA


UN Rights Chief Alleges French Soldier Sexually Abused Girl | BlackPressUSA: On Thursday, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein announced during a trip to CAR that the alleged victim in the latest case was in her teens during the abuse about a year ago. She gave birth to a child in April, and has filed a paternity claim with local authorities.

France sent troops to stabilize CAR in December 2013 after violence erupted between Muslims and Christians, killing at least 5,000 people. A U.N. peacekeeping mission has since been deployed as well. Those peacekeepers have been hit by more than a dozen allegations of sexual abuse. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last month took the unprecedented step of firing the mission’s leader.

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