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Hundreds Raped On Congo-Angola Border

First Posted: 11/07/10 11:11 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Congo Angola Rape
People walk past a Congolese flag painted on a wall at the village of Walikale, Congo, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. First the rebel soldiers told residents of the villages in the mineral-rich eastern Congo not to worry. They were just there for a rest and would do no harm. But as dusk fell, the fighters encircled five villages simultaneously, and the gang rapes began. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

New York Times:

More than 600 women and girls were recently raped along the Congo-Angola border during a mass expulsion of illegal immigrants, according to the United Nations.

Many of the victims said they were locked in dungeon-like conditions for several weeks while they were raped repeatedly by security forces. At least one woman died from her internal injuries, United Nations officials said.

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