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40,000 rapes in Congo

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posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:09 AM
Rape. pillage, and plunder continue to take place in the Congo. 6 years of madness, beatings, killings, and gang rapes sweep the nation. 40,000 rapes in 6 years. Will it ever stop?
As one example of many crimes, Amnesty cited testimony from the youngest of three sisters raped by up to 20 members of a faction which seized the eastern town of Bukavu in June.

"Jeanette was raped by seven soldiers in the storeroom, Francine by eight soldiers in the shop," 16-year-old Edith said.

"They put me in the bathroom. I fought with five of the soldiers when they tried to make my brothers watch me being raped. But they beat me so hard."

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