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No charges laid over abuse claims against French peacekeeping soldiers in CAR

Three French judges investing claims of rape perpetrated by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have not requested to bring charges.
A Paris prosecutor is to make the final decision whether charges should be laid – otherwise the case could be closed.
The investigation is on the allegation that up to six soldiers sexually assaulted children that they had been mandated to protect in M’Poko three years ago. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in a centre for displaced communities between when the peacekeeping operation began in March of 2013 till June of 2014.
An internal UN report was conducted but sources told Agence France-Presse that the report did not “materially corroborate” the allegations.
Since this case, two other allegations have surfaced. One was closed without charges in November 2016 and the other – the sexual abuse of three girls in Dékoa, is being investigated.
Read more on the Guardian.