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Soldiers accused of rape and crimes against humanity sit through a military tribunal in the town of Baraka, Congo. A Congolese court sentenced an army colonel to 20 years in prison in the highest-profile sexual violence case ever tried in this nation, where thousands are brutally raped each year. The February trial held in a torridly hot makeshift courtroom marks the first time a commanding officer has been tried for such a crime.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Soldiers accused of rape and crimes against humanity sit through a military tribunal in the town of Baraka, Congo. A Congolese court sentenced an army colonel to 20 years in prison in the highest-profile sexual violence case ever tried in this nation, where thousands are brutally raped each year. The February trial held in a torridly hot makeshift courtroom marks the first time a commanding officer has been tried for such a crime.

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