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Children were raped brutally during the Beslan school siege.

No evidence suggests that children were brutally raped during the Beslan school hostage situation.

No evidence suggests that children were brutally raped during the Beslan school hostage situation.On Sept. 1, 2004, armed Chechen rebels had taken approximately 1,200 children and adults as hostages at a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia. The siege ended on Sept. 3, 2004, with more than 330 killed, including 186 children, and more than 700 people being wounded. Some reports suggest that 31 of 32 hostage-takers had been killed.

One of the reports from Freedom public, with the information gathered from survivors, had stated that an 18-month-old baby was brutally stabbed with a knife, and teenage girls were dragged into rooms where Chechen captors raped them.

However, any incidents related to rape or sexual assault were not reported by any credible media houses and were neither included in the hostage report.

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