(CNN) -- The Brazilian government is investigating the case of a 15-year-old girl who allegedly was raped and tortured after being put in a prison cell with 20 male inmates, officials said.
The girl -- who said she was forced to have sex for food and suffered burns and other abuse -- has denounced police in the small town of Abaetetuba for keeping her in the cell.
She is now in a witness protection program...
The victim -- who has been identified only by her initials, L.A.B. -- was jailed for attempted theft, and was sent to a police station in Abaetetuba, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the provincial capital of Belem, according to the O Liberal newspaper.
She remained in custody for about three weeks.
After receiving an anonymous phone call, two social workers tried to visit the girl in jail, but police barred them from doing so, the newspaper reported.The girl's father, who is also in a witness protection program, told reporters police asked him to forge the girl's birth certificate, but he refused. He said police threatened him and even questioned his paternity rights.
Catch that? Three weeks this girl was held. Not a few minutes, not a few hours, but weeks. And the authorities , including several female officials involved in the case, have threatened the family since they talked. Yet Ms. Rebecca Peters thinks that this type of government is should be the "only ones" w/ the ability to project force of any kind.
And this place is CandyLand compared to Congo.
"United Nations officials said the so-called Rastas were once part of the Hutu militias who fled Rwanda after committing genocide there in 1994, but now it seems they have split off on their own and specialize in freelance cruelty."
Remember them? The ones the UN let massacre Tutsi's w/ government support after forcibly disarming them?