Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DRC holds its first MINUSCA trials

Three soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo are standing trial for offenses committed in the Central African Republic, according to this account. Two are sergeants major, one is a sergeant. Excerpt:
Some 18 other soldiers from the DR Congo are accused of rape or attempted rape of civilians in the CAR also attended the court over the scandal, which came to public attention after 100 victims came forward with appalling accounts of sexual abuse by UN and French troops. 
Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, the Congolese justice minister, told AFP, “We want absolute transparency in this trial,” adding that “a few individuals cannot discredit our army.”

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