Afghanistan: U.S. company pimped boys
Employees of privately-owned U.S. company DynCorp, employed to train Afghan forces, were pimping boys to policemen, WikiLeaks has revealed.Source: Tanjug
According to WikiLeaks, policemen often used to take drugs and sexually abuse boys.
DynCorp was involved in “hiring” young Afghans to entertain policemen at private parties in the province of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.
Boys aged eight to 15 were doing a “traditional dance” that had been banned by the Taliban.
Wearing make up and women’s clothing, the boys danced seductively in front of older, often intoxicated men, read the documents published by The Guardian.
After the show, the boys were auctioned off to the highest bidder and then sexually abused.
Afghanistan demands that contractors and private security companies be brought under much tighter government control. However, the U.S. embassy was legally incapable of honoring its request that the U.S. military should assume authority over training centers managed by DynCorp.
Two Afghan policemen and nine other Afghans were arrested as part of investigations into a crime described as "purchasing a service from a child", which the cable said was against both sharia law and the civil code.
In a meeting with the assistant U.S. ambassador, Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar pointed out that the incident should be “quashed” and warned that the story would "endanger lives" and was particularly concerned that a video of the incident might be made public.
DynCorp is also known to the Serbian public. In 2005 it won a tender for construction of a cargo terminal at the Belgrade airport but it informed the Serbian government that was giving up on the project in November of 2006.