More sex abuse claims against EU troops in Africa

January 29, 2016 10:15 AM

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More sex abuse claims against EU troops in Africa

Zeid Raad al-Hussein's office says a U.N. team interviewed girls who claimed their abusers were part of European Union and French military operations. The abuse allegedly took place near a camp for displaced people near Bangui Airport.

The U.N. rights office said the alleged victims "believed their abusers were members of the Georgian EUFOR contingent." The alleged abuse took place in 2014 but only came to light in recent weeks.

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