Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 25, 2017: An investigation revealed that the U.N. deployed thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite concerns over the country’s human rights record.
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When a Haitian teenager said she’d been raped by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper in 2013, Sri Lanka sent a general accused of war crimes to investigate. He never spoke with the victim but cleared the soldier.
U.N. officials said they are sometimes so desperate for peacekeepers they rely on countries they otherwise wouldn’t.