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Elmore Furth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 04:56 PM
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U.N. Says Captures Rebel Who Led Congo Rapes
Source: Reuters

REUTERS
Published: October 5, 2010
Filed at 3:28 p.m. ET

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers captured Tuesday a rebel commander they accuse of being behind the rape of hundreds of villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in August.

A U.N. report last month said a man it named only as "Colonel Mayele" led a coalition of militiamen that attacked the town of Luvungi on July 30 and held it until August 3, raping at least 303 people.

"We have taken him and we have transferred him to the FARDC (Congo's national army)," a U.N. spokesman said by telephone, adding Mayele was taken from the bush.

The United Nations peacekeeping force MONUSCO -- the world's largest U.N. peacekeeping mission -- was criticized for failing to prevent the mass rape, which took place just 20 miles from a U.N. base.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/05/world/interna...
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 05:15 PM
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1. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Elmore Furth.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 05:33 PM
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2. Meet the new Commander, same as the old Commander.
Methinks.
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