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Orler Claims Sentencing of Abusers, Industrial Park & French Replacement Not Shown

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, January 30, updated 5:56 pm -- Back on March 8 in 2010 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named Ann-Marie Orler as the Police Adviser for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

Inner City Press immediately asked Orler about immunity for peacekeepers or UN Police who rape. She replied "the country has to follow up... if the country neglects it, it is more difficult."

  On January 30, 2013 Orler gave her final press conference as UN Police Adviser. Inner City Press, on behalf of the new Free UN Coalition for Access, thanked her for her previous briefings and asked her a final follow up.

 What happened to the UN Police charged with sexual abuse in Haiti in 2012?  Video here, from Minute 10:06.

  Orler said she wouldn't answer on specific cases, but said that a negative finding means that a person can "never come back" to a UN peacekeeping mission. This seems a light punishment, a twist on the claimed "zero tolerance." Orler did say that in this case, the perpetrators were found guilty and sentenced. Where?

  On the case of a UN Police officer from Rwanda, Bisangwa Hassan, shot and killed in Haiti in September, Ms. Orler said she would look into it. And unlike with some other UN and especially DPKO officials, we believe her.

And, update of 4:22 pm, the Police Division Communications Officer reached out for more information about the question, which has been provided. See below.

  Inner City Press also asked about UN Police, again in Haiti, patrolling an industrial park. Video here, from Minute 14:37. Orler said she wasn't aware of it.

  Well, it's the Societe Nationale des Parcs Industriels or SONAPI, and it's said the UN patrols began after protests by workers. Is this the UN?

  Back on December 27, 2012, Inner City Press asked Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokespeople to "please state when UN Police Commissioner Orler's contract expires or when she is expected to leave, and please deny or confirm / comment that the Secretariat is considering a French replacements despite France already occupying DPKO."

Now the first part is answered. Is the answer to the second part oui or non?

Update of 5:56 pm -- on one of the two questions, this came in:

Dear Mr. Lee,

Regarding your question about Officer Bisangwa Hassan, here are the following press releases from MINUSTAH, which the Police Adviser wished me to pass along to you.

This was an unfortunate accident which was investigated by the UN.   The police-contributing country was informed accordingly as per established procedure.

Regarding your second question, I will revert.  Thank you,

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