2000 allegations of sexual abuse over the past 12 years
April 12, 2017 by
A report compiled by the Associated Press detailed nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and other personnel over the past 12 years, yet the majority of perpetrators escaped jail time due to lax enforcement by their respective governments of origin.
According to an internal UN document obtained by AP, at least 134 peacekeepers from Sri Lanka abused nine Haitian children in a sex ring from 2004 to 2007. While 114 peacekeepers were sent back to Sri Lanka following the report’s release, none were ever imprisoned.
In another case, a teenage Haitian boy claimed he was gang-raped by Uruguayan peacekeepers in 2011, who filmed the assault on a cellphone. The five men never faced trial in Haiti, while four of the five were convicted in Uruguay of the lesser charge of “private violence.”
Dozens of Haitian women have…
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