Male soldiers were sexually abused in Liberian war

时间:2019-03-01 07:17:07166网络整理admin

THEY are the overlooked casualties of Liberia’s civil war: men and boys who not only had to take part, but were also sexually abused by commanders, comrades in arms or opposing soldiers. When a truce was finally agreed in 2003, Liberia had been ravaged by war for 14 years. But in a country where many bear the mental scars of conflict, former combatants who were sexually abused, including many male fighters, seem to be in particularly bad shape. Researchers led by Lynn Lawry of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland,