news items – American Psychological Association bolstered C.I.A. torture program, Child Abuse Investigations French troops, Lord Janner, Oxford Child Sex Ring

This week there are several new articles on rape and trauma in the media. These include: American Psychological Association bolstered C.I.A. torture program, report says, France investigating claims of Central African Republic child abuse by soldiers and a child abuse inquiry judge to investigate Lord Janner allegations.

American Psychological Association Bolstered C.I.A. Torture Program, Report Says
The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror, according to a new report by a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/report-says-american-psychological-association-collaborated-on-torture-justification.html   http://goo.gl/IVFcwu

France investigates claims of Central African Republic child abuse by soldiers
a United Nations worker was suspended after leaking a report on abuses by French troops.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32523294

UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops
Anders Kompass said to have passed confidential document to French authorities because of UN’s failure to stop abuse of children in Central African Republic
the report details the rape and sodomy of starving and homeless young boys by French peacekeeping troops who were supposed to be protecting them at a centre for internally displaced people in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.
The UN has faced several scandals in the past relating to its failure to act over paedophile rings operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo and Bosnia. It has also faced allegations of sexual misconduct by its troops in Haiti, Burundi and Liberia.
The children described how they were sexually exploited in return for food and money.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/29/un-aid-worker-suspended-leaking-report-child-abuse-french-troops-car
http://goo.gl/brJ9YX

French Government Investigates Military For Alleged Child Abuse
The French government has promised a full investigation into allegations that its soldiers sexually abused local children while serving on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/01/403597693/french-government-investigates-military-for-alleged-child-abuse
http://goo.gl/pBYIcu

Child abuse inquiry judge to investigate Lord Janner allegations
A high court judge is to investigate whether child sexual abuse allegations against Lord Janner were the subject of an establishment cover-up.
accused of carrying out a catalogue of abuse against young boys, and more than a dozen people came forward to claim he abused them during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/29/child-abuse-inquiry-judge-lowell-goddard-investigate-lord-janner-allegations
http://goo.gl/sBON4H


Chicago Evangelist Named in Sex Abuse Case          

took advantage of his connections to gain access to his alleged victims
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/gordon-mclean-301747331.html
http://goo.gl/v8lBp1
Civil lawsuit against McLean filed in 2013 alleging the author of 18 books sexually abused them in exchange for money.
http://media.nbcchicago.com/documents/McLeanComplaint.pdf
http://goo.gl/UzAGDb

The mother who never gave up on her child abused by the Oxford child sex ring
When Lara fell victim to the notorious Oxford child sex ring, her mother tried everything to save her.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/the-mother-who-never-gave-up-on-her-child-abused-by-the-oxford-child-sex-ring-10224225.html
http://goo.gl/136cZW

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