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Congo Peacekeeper Sex Scandal: Investigators Said to Be Threatened

United Nations investigators looking into charges of rape, pedophilia and prostitution involving peacekeepers in Congo have been threatened with retaliatory attacks, and witnesses have been bribed to change incriminating testimony, a draft report says. The confidential 34-page document details 68 allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers from Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uruguay, and lists incidents where soldiers from Morocco, Pakistan and Nepal worked to obstruct investigators. The majority of allegations involved peacekeepers soliciting prostitutes, but there are nine cases of rape cited, including one in which a Nepalese soldier is charged with kidnapping and repeatedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl over a three-day period. Full Story

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