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More allegations Quebec police sexually abused indigenous women


More indigenous women are coming forward, saying they were sexually and physically abused at the hands of Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada released a statement on Friday condemning all forms of violence against indigenous women, and said they are standing with the survivors who have come forward.

Last fall, eight SQ officers were put on administrative leave and an investigation launched into the Val D’or police force after several women brought their stories to the media.

SQ later admitted they’d received reports of the abuses since May of 2015 but had not launched an investigation.

Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has promised government intervention in the investigation.

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