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UN Staffer Drugged 19 in Iraq & US but Guterres Kept Paying Him while Victim 2 Says UN Knew

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 26 – UN former staff member Karim Elkorany was arrested then freed on $500,000 bond on September 2, 2020 in connection with drugging and raping women in Iraq while working for the UN in 2016, then allegedly lying to the FBI about it in 2017.

  A superseding indictment belatedly unsealed on October 29, 2020 said Elkorany raped a UN contractor, in the US and Dohuk, Iraq. And still the UN did nothing.

On May 24, 2022 Elkorany pleaded guilty. He raped while employed by the UN - AND THE UN DID NOTHING. In fact, the UN helped him flee and do it again.

Victims have put in letters for sentencing and Inner City Press, banned from entering the UN due to its accountability coverage, has emailed UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, Melissa Fleming, Antonio Guterres and others each day, on each letter, for comment and what the UN ever did. Nothing.

Here is Victim 2: "My name is . I worked in the humanitarian aid and development sector in and before accepting a job with in Iraq. When I came to Iraq, I was in love and that relationship changed what I envisioned for my life. I was happy. Although far from home, I had a lifeline to supportive loved ones and was able to pursue my career in good health. I would lose all these things after meeting Karim. In 2014, I met Karim in Erbil. He said the Iraq office was hiring, and they offered me a consultancy. Gregarious and charismatic, Karim waxed lyrical about the privilege and prestige of working for the UN over dinner, or drinks, or cups of tea. I felt proud to work for the U.N. It was there that Karim began to drug and assault me. This would often happen over an evening cup of Chamomile tea. Because I was drugged, I couldn’t hold the memory in my head long enough to process it, let alone talk about it. I was confused and ashamed. Soon, I would find myself utterly isolated due to what I now recognize as a systematic effort to cut me off from my entire support network. My immediate supervisor was a man named Jeffrey Bates, but he was rarely in the office. His absence left Karim unsupervised, unaccountable, and in charge of section. His position offered him an enormous amount of influence and numerous opportunities to supervise me directly and, as a result, chances to sexually assault me. Normal requests quickly became an exercise in control, authority, and humiliation. “You can’t make that call home, I’m calling a meeting.” “I need to know where you are at all times, it’s a security issue.” “You can’t leave this room until I say you’re done with work.” Other UN staff knew about Karim. Before I ever set foot in Iraq, someone warned me to watch out for him. The first day that I arrived on the UN Compound, someone approached me and said: “The moment I saw you, I knew who hired you.”  Full 9 page letter on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here


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