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أرشيف الوسم : sexual violence

Sexual Violence: the US’s Psychological Weapon Against Terrorism

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By Anne-Laure Pineau and Sophie Tardy-Joubert. In the days following September 11, the United States was still reeling from the attacks on the World Trade Center. Almost everyone was terrified of another attack. In hopes of obtaining intelligence, the Bush administration developed methods of torture to “break” prisoners of the so-called war on terror. These men would be stripped of their humanity, beaten and waterboarded. Less well known is the fact that they were also systematically sexually humiliated and sexually assaulted.

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The DNA of Sangaris

By Justine Brabant and Leïla Miñano. The French Minister of Defense called the French military operation in the Central African Republic a “success”. But when the forces of Operation Sangaris pulled out of the country in October 2016, they left in their wake numerous accusations of rape and sexual assault, some involving minors. In at least one case, a child may have been born of this abuse. While the French judicial system is taking its time to investigate these accusations, the list of victims may be growing.

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Child Rape: The Other War Crime Carried Out By the Assad Regime

By Cécile Andrzejewski and Leïla Miñano, with Daham Alasaad. In the six years that war has ravaged Syria, almost every crime imaginable has been committed against its people. They’ve been massacred, tortured, bombed and subjected to chemical weapons. Yet there is another crime, which, until now has been wrapped in a veil of silence: child rape. And yet, in Syrian government prisons, at regime checkpoints and during raids, Assad’s forces are systematically abusing the children of opposition figures in total and utter impunity.

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