DR Congo

DRC: 6 Nepalese soldiers penalized for sexual misconduct

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KATHMANDU, Jul 22, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - The Royal Nepal Army (RNA) on Friday said that it has penalized six of its soldiers deployed at the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, for allegations of sex abuses.
"All the wrongdoers have been sentenced to imprisonment for three months by the military court," the RNA spokesman Brigadier General Deepak Gurung said at a press meet in Kathmandu.

Three of them have been demoted while the grade of one another has been put on hold, Gurung noted.

The RNA recalled the soldiers after they were found guilty of sexual misconduct while carrying out their duty under the United Nations peace keeping mission in Congo a few months ago.