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The World Health Organization knew but denied allegations about sexual misconduct by male staffers in Congo, according to an Associated Press investigation published Wednesday.

The wire service reports the claims were reported to senior Who officials and were allegedly committed by the staffers during an Ebola epidemic in 2019 in the region.

After the incidents became public in 2019, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared outrage, and emergencies Director Dr. Michael Ryan said, “We have no more information than you have.”

However, WHO officials appeared to know about the claim based on a review of internal emails. They show WHO directors were so alarmed by the reported abuse that they crafted an anti-sexual exploitation strategy. However, staffers were uncertain if the strategies did enough.

A senior manager, Dr. Michel Yao, received emailed complaints about two doctors accused of sexual misconduct agains women in the region but did not fire either. The investigation was unable to determine if Yao had forwarded the findings to more senior WHO officials.

Many other women have come forward claiming offers of jobs for sex or being denied jobs due to denying sexual favors to WHO officials.

The Associated Press has identified two Who doctors in connection with the alleged abuse – Drs. Boubacar Diallo and Jean-Paul Ngandu.

In addition, a WHO staffer and three Ebola experts working in the region during the outbreak separately told management about general sex abuse concerns related to Diallo but were told not to take the matter further, the report states.

Eight top officials privately acknowledged that the WHO had failed to effectively tackle sexual misconduct allegations in the Congo during the Ebola epidemic, describing it as systemic, the Associated Press investigative report also found. 

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Breaking, Supermarket Cashier Killed, Deputy Wounded in Georgia Over Mask-Wearing Dispute

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A supermarket cashier in Georgia was shot and killed by a customer on Monday in a dispute over the wearing of a face mask before the gunman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the store’s security guard, the local sheriff said.

The guard was also wounded in the incident which occurred at a little after 1 p.m. at the Big Bear Supermarket in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox told a news conference.

“It was over a mask. I don’t know if they were wearing, or not wearing,” she said. “The wearing of the mask and not wearing of the mask, people have their own opinion about it and it is very sensitive at this time.”

A MAN OPENED FIRE MONDAY ON A CASHIER AT A SUPERMARKET IN DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA, AFTER AN ARGUMENT ABOUT MASKS, KILLING THE WOMAN AND INJURING A DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESERVE UNIT DEPUTY WHO RETURNED FIRE HTTPS://T.CO/DH2WS15DDW

— THE DAILY BEAST (@THEDAILYBEAST) JUNE 14, 2021

Several people were inside the store when a confrontation over mask wearing ensued. The gunman pulled out a weapon and shot the cashier. The security guard the opened fire on him, striking him a couple of times, Maddox said.

Businesses in Georgia can request customers wear a mask to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but are prohibited from requiring them to do so, according to executive orders issued by Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

Maddox did not release the names of the individuals involved in the shooting. She said all three were rushed to the hospital, where the guard remains in stable condition after he was shot twice.

The security guard is a retired 30-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department who is now a reserve deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. The guard, who works part-time at the supermarket, was wearing a protective vest, Maddox said.

A CASHIER WAS KILLED AND BOTH THE SUSPECT AND A DEPUTY WERE WOUNDED IN A SHOOTING WHICH STARTED WITH A DISPUTE OVER A MASK AT A GEORGIA GROCERY STORE. HTTPS://T.CO/7S7KTN6PK1

— WSPA 7NEWS (@WSPA7) JUNE 14, 2021

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Over 130 civil rights, religious, public health and criminal and social justice groups signed a letter released Monday calling for President Biden to fulfiill his campaign promise to end solitary confinement in federal detention centers.

The American Civil Liberties Union, The Innocence Project, and the Federal Anti-Solitary Taskforce were among some of the most notable endorsers.

The letter calls upon Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to end solitary confinement on the federal level, at least for days at a time and except in extreme situations. They call the confinement “counterproductive” and harmful to those forced to endure it. 

According to the letter, “On any given day before the COVID-19 pandemic, of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, at least 80,000 people were being held in solitary confinement for a period of more than two weeks.”

In a blueprint presentation created by FAST and ACLU, the organizations outline alternatives including making the punishment last hours, instead of days. 

Some of the other alternative solutions proposed include independent oversight of the system, the protection of special populations more susceptible to the effects of  ‘involuntary lock-ins,’ including members of the LGBTQ population, people over the age of 55 and under 25 and those with mental health problems.

They also call upon Congress to pass The Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2019 (HR 4488).

According to the presentation at least 70 legislative measure were filed across 32 states, to end some aspect of solitary confinement in state prisons and jails.”

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