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President of Congo Confronted about Atrocities; Sectarian Attack in Iraq; Growing Pressure for Donald Rumsfeld to Resign

Aired June 4, 2006 - 17:00   ET


FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: Killed for their religious beliefs. A sectarian attack headlines another violent day in Iraq. Also, a CNN exclusive, African atrocities, soldiers raping their own people. We showed the video to the Congolese president. Wait until you hear his reaction.






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Hello and welcome to CNN LIVE SUNDAY, I'm Fredricka Whitfield. All that and more after this check of the headlines.

Fifteen terror suspects will appear in a Canadian court on Tuesday. Those suspects and two others were arrested on Friday. Police say the group was planning a series of attacks in Canada. The other two suspects will likely be in court on Wednesday.

Four civilians were killed in Kandahar today. A suicide car bomb went off as a Canadian convoy passed by. At least a dozen others were injured in the explosion.

Iran's supreme leader has a warning for the U.S. Ayatollah Khomeini said misbehavior directed at Iran would disrupt oil shipments from the Gulf region. The U.S. and European Union had been trying to convince Iran to put the brakes on its nuclear program.

Authorities in Washington DC have captured one of two inmates who broke out of the District of Columbia jail yesterday. They tossed furniture through the window of the warden's office in order to escape.

Police say the main suspect in the killings of seven family members turned himself in. Desmond Turner is the prime suspect in the killings. A suspected accomplice was arrested on Friday.

Our top story now, rampant violence across Iraq, 40 new victims today alone. The deadliest attack north of Baghdad, where 20 people, mostly teens and the elderly, apparently killed because of their faith. That attack and others are fueling concerns about the sectarian divide. John Vause reports.


JOHN VAUSE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the aftermath of an execution, according to Iraqi police, mostly students, on their way to class, shot dead it seems, because of their religious sect. It all happened not far from Baquba north of Baghdad, an area under the control of the Iraqi army. Gunmen reportedly ordered everyone out of their vehicles, separated the Shiites from the Sunnis. The Shiites were shot dead, the Sunnis allowed to go free.

Around the same time in Baghdad's Sadr City, four workers from a telecommunications company killed in what appears to be a drive-by shooting, and to the south in Basra, a firefight at a Sunni mosque. Iraqi police say suspected insurgents were inside. As they moved in, nine people were killed, another six arrested. They claimed to have found two cars packed full of explosives, but Sunni leaders say police shot dead seven guards. Nine others were arrested and later killed. In a country desperate for security, the parliament still can't decide who will be in charge of the army and who will run the police.

(on-camera): These are two crucial ministries: defense and the interior. The Iraqi prime minister has been struggling for weeks to find a candidate suitable to both Shiites and Sunnis. And there's still no word on when a compromise may be found. John Vause, CNN, Baghdad.


WHITFIELD: Questions about atrocities and calls for accountability. One lawmaker says it's time for Donald Rumsfeld to step down, even though the investigation into the alleged Haditha massacre isn't yet complete. But it's not the first time Rumsfeld has been called -- or rather the lawmaker has called for the defense secretary's resignation. Ed Henry is at the White House with more on that. Ed.

ED HENRY, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Good afternoon Fredricka. That's right. Growing pressure on the Bush administration over this incident in Haditha back in November, in when the Marines initially reported that 15 Iraqi civilians died in a roadside bomb. Military investigators now strongly suspect a small number of Marines went on a rampage. There are two separate investigations, one probing whether or not there was a massacre, the second looking at whether or not there was a cover up by the Defense Department even before those investigations are complete. As you noted, Democratic Senator Joe Biden today on NBC's "Meet the Press" saying the blame goes all the way to the top of the Defense Department, to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and that he should step down, and retired Major General John Batiste appearing on CNN's "Late Edition" also tied the allegations at Haditha directly to the defense secretary.


MAJ. GEN. JOHN BATISTE, US ARMY (RET): I, however, see a direct link between Haditha, the national embarrassment of Abu Ghraib, going on four years now, of uncontrollable chaos in Iraq, where the bad judgment, poor decisions of our secretary of defense back in late 2003 and 2004. I question his competency.


HENRY: Now both Biden and Batiste have previously called on the defense secretary to resign. He shows no signs of stepping down. A Pentagon spokesman could not be reached for comment this afternoon about these latest volleys from both Batiste and Biden, but retired General Don Sheppard, a CNN analyst, says it's premature for anyone to ask for a resignation before these investigations are complete and for her part, in defending the administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today said the administration will get to the bottom of these allegations.


CONDOLEEZZA RICE, SECRETARY OF STATE: We are going to be certain that there is a thorough investigation of any of these incidents. We're going to protect the rights of the accused, so that there is due process and then there will be action taken, given the outcome.


HENRY: Secretary Rice added that most American soldiers are serving with honor and dignity, a fact she said cannot be lost in any of these investigations, Fredricka?

WHITFIELD: All right, Ed Henry, thank you so much.

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier is now expected to return to the U.S. on Tuesday. She was seriously wounded Monday in a bomb blast in Baghdad. Her camera crew was killed. Dozier's family says she'll need rods in both her legs. It was thought she might fly to Maryland today but the military plane was full of wounded troops. She remains in critical but stable condition in Landstuhl medical center in Germany.

We tell you all the time about American servicemen and women killed in war. Today in our "Best of CNN" segment, the story of one such soldier. Carol Costello filed this report for CNN's "AMERICAN MORNING."

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER, HUSBAND KILLED IN IRAQ: It's not something that I ever thought would happen, but it did. It did, and it's the worst thing imaginable.

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The worst thing imaginable, it's happened so many times. This time, it's the family of Army Captain James Funkhouser Jr. mourning a loss.

JAMES FUNKHOUSER, SR., SON KILLED IN IRAQ: Even knowing that he died doing what he loved to do and what he wanted to do, it doesn't, it doesn't take away the pain.

COSTELLO: On Monday, the 35-year-old Army captain was securing a location in Baghdad, just across the river from the green zone, with them a CBS news crew. Then, it happened. A car bomb exploded. The blast killed Funkhouser, his Iraqi interpreter and two members of the CBS News crew. Back home in Kilene, Texas, Funkhouser's wife, Jennifer, got the news. In the kind of scene that's played out more than 2,000 times over the past three years --

JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER: I had two army officers come to my front door, and I thought it was Memorial Day. They were handing out pamphlets, passing out information about soldiers. I opened the door and I took one look at the major, who was there, and you could tell his eyes were red and he was trembling. It was hard for him to even speak, and I knew, I just said, I just talked to him yesterday.

COSTELLO: Funkhouser had been in Iraq since December. His wife and family called him Alex. He was the father of two young girls, and the couple had just celebrated their sixth anniversary.

JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER: He always thought about me. He would write me all the time, this Valentine's Day. And we just had our wedding anniversary a little over a week ago, and he sent me flowers. And I haven't been able to throw them away yet. Tee shirt I was going to send to him for Father's Day, big Texas man, little Texas humor.

COSTELLO: Funkhouser was third generation military. His father and grandfather before him, James Senior, spent 31 years in the service.

JAMES FUNKHOUSER SR: When you lose a child, it's always painful. And when you lose your only child, it is especially painful.

JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER: I just want his name out there, you know? He was wonderful. He was a great soldier, a great guy, a great father, a great husband.

COSTELLO: But the attention given to tragedy involving the CBS news crew and her husband is somehow bittersweet, because so many others die in relative anonymity.

JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER: All of these soldiers that are injured, my husband had a lot of soldiers that were injured with him. They all have names. They all have stories. They're people. They're not just a soldier. They have a life. They have a family, a family that mourns them, a family that hurts. Everyone needs to know.

COSTELLO: Jennifer says her husband was proud of what he was doing in Iraq. Now she will carry on.

JENNIFER FUNKHOUSER: I'm a strong Army wife. My husband trained me to be one. I knew that I was marrying a soldier for life. This is part of it.

COSTELLO: Carol Costello, CNN.


WHITFIELD: James Funkhouser Jr. will be buried with military honors in San Antonio, Texas. His father said Alex didn't like tears, so they will celebrate his life with stories and songs.


WHITFIELD: Seventeen terror suspects are due in court this week. Four hundred Canadian officials were involved in tracking the suspects who were arrested on Friday. Police accused the group of trying to gather explosive materials for a series of attacks in the Canadian province of Ontario. Kyung Lah is on the security watch in Washington.

KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Fredricka, a U.S. counterterrorism source says there was contact between these suspects and suspects in both the UK and the U.S. And we're also learning more about the Canadian suspects. An attorney for two of them says the charges are vague and his client is a college graduate who has no criminal history. The family is talking outside of the courthouse say this must all be a mistake.


MOHAMMAD ABDELHALEEN, FATHER OF SUSPECT: I'm shocked. It's crazy. It's just crazy. It has no meaning whatsoever.


LAH: Canadian authorities paint a very different picture, saying the 17 suspects acquired three times the ammonium nitrate used to blow up the Federal building in Oklahoma City, and equipment like a cell phone connected to a detonator. The targets? Toronto's high profile buildings, according to senior is Canadian officials. Just a short time ago, the Toronto police held a news conference, urging calm in the community. The chief of police is reacting to vandalism of a mosque where 30 windows were smashed.


CHIEF BILL BLAIR, TORONTO, ONTARIO POLICE: It appears that a number of young men, motivated by an ideology based on politics, hatred and terrorism and not on faith, looks to have engaged in planning attacks that could have led to a great deal of harm in our society. (END VIDEO CLIP)

LAH: The chief of police promises the vandalism case will be fully investigated. This morning on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice applauded the Canadian effort, calling it an example of good police work. Fredricka.

WHITFIELD: Kyung Lah, thanks so much, from Washington.

Later this hour, we'll take a closer look at the U.S./Canadian border, the longest continuous international border and as you can see, the most open. Stay tuned to CNN day and night for the most reliable news about your security.

Other headlines making news across America, family and friends gather in Grand Rapids, Michigan this afternoon to remember Laura Van Ryan. In a case of mistaken identity, the 22-year-old was thought to have survived an April crash in Indiana, but died and was buried under a classmate's name.

Thousands of customers of may be at risk of credit card fraud or identity theft. The company says a laptop containing customers' personal information was stolen from an auditor in February. Officials say so far, they've found no evidence of fraud.

Love is in the air or at least in the water. The Georgia aquarium is hoping two female whale sharks from Taiwan will make waves with two males who are already there. Trixie and Alice arrived last night on a special jumbo jet to (INAUDIBLE) or at least get to know Ralph and Norton.

The walls came tumbling down, an implosion levels a high-rise building at Ft. Myer Army base in Arlington, Virginia. The 12-story base had been used as a training ground for military troops and Federal agencies.

Sex, lies, the Internet. Many would say that's a redundant statement. One woman has gone a step further and added online revenge to the mix. Her mission? To expose married liars and cheaters.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Police with a warrant. We're coming in.

WHITFIELD (voice-over): These men are real U.S. marshals with government-issued jackets and badges. This man, Richard Kudlik is not. He was arrested by U.S. marshals for being a fraud, possibly identifying himself as a U.S. marshal and being in possession of a phony U.S. marshal's badge. He was arraigned, pled not guilty and was released on $5,000 bail. But that's just the beginning of the story. Pam Brown said she's known Kudlik for years, even dated him for eight months, all along thinking he was a U.S. marshal. Then, she found out his real identity through an anonymous e-mail, later confirmed, she says, by a woman she believes is Kudlik's wife of 17 years.

PAM BROWN, ALLEGES ONLINE DECEPTION: Not only did she tell me he was married, but when I said I had asked her, he's a U.S. marshal and works in an office out on Plum Island, she says no, he works out on Plum Island, but he's not a U.S. marshal.

WHITFIELD: The U.S. marshal's office confirms Kudlik was working on Plum Island, but as a maintenance worker. Brown says she was in shock.

BROWN: The lies, disbelief. I didn't want to believe it. I didn't want to believe any of it.

WHITFIELD: Frustrated and furious, Brown, a web designer created the Web site, named after Kudlik's license plate number. Her mission, exposing married liars and cheaters. Brown posted pictures of Kudlik on her site. She claims the pictures caught the attention of other women allegedly duped by him, too. She says they told her that he had been using the same sexy U.S. marshal story going back as many as 10 years ago. Shortly after arresting Kudlik, the U.S. marshal's office issued a statement saying quote, the possession and misuse of counterfeit government identification will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. For now, Brown uses her Web site to cope with what she says has been a devastating ordeal.

BROWN: It's therapeutic, because maybe other guys who are out there lying and deceiving women are going to see this and know that some of us aren't going to stand for it.

WHITFIELD: Call it revenge, Internet style.


WHITFIELD: Protecting the U.S./Canadian border.


GARY TUCHMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hello, U.S. Customs. I'm at the Jims corner. My name is Gary Tuchman. I think you'll find I have a clean record.


WHITFIELD: Sure our Gary Tuchman has a clean record, but what about everybody else? Up next, we'll go north to check out the security or lack thereof along the border.

And later, cash-strapped college students and couples desperate for children. A match made in heaven or clouded by cash? The gift of life for sale. You're watching CNN LIVE SUNDAY.


WHITFIELD: Border security. Much has been made of the need to strengthen America's porous border with Mexico. But America's longest border, the one with Canada gets even less attention. Here's CNN national correspondent Gary Tuchman.

(END VIDEOTAPE) TUCHMAN (voice-over): It's late afternoon, rush hour in many places, but not here. On this desolate roadway in the Canadian province of Manitoba, where a monument separates Manitoba on the left from Minnesota on the right, a sign warns that you're about to arrive to the official U.S. border checkpoint. And then there it is, the Jim's Corner immigration customs reporting station, which looks like a shack and operates on the honor system. Two sheriffs on the American side are not happy about it. What percentage of people in general do you believe check in there?

SHERIFF DALLAS BLOCK, LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY, MINNESOTA: I believe it's less than 30 percent, maybe even far less than that.

TUCHMAN: When we entered Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota from Canada, we went through the rather unorthodox process, push the call, push the American flag. Inside the shack a video phone connected to a border agent 50 miles away. Hello U.S. Customs. I'm at the Jim's Corner. My name is Gary Tuchman. I think you'll find a have a clean record. The agent looks at you through the camera and you look at the agent. What is your name?

OFFICER JOHNSON: Officer Johnson.

TUCHMAN: Hello, Officer Johnson. Officer Johnson would have no way of knowing if people were just driving by the shack without stopping, which indeed often happens, because many honorable people can't be bothered with the video phone that often doesn't work. I'm going to hold you up my passport first. Can you see it?


TUCHMAN: That's me. We were approved to enter the U.S. in a most unusual tourist town called Angle Inlet. It's actually an enclave not physically connected to the rest of the U.S. You have to drive 40 miles within Canada to the northern side of the Lake of the Woods to get there. There are far more deer than people who live here. The town is the state's only remaining one-room public schoolhouse. Amid the charm of this tranquil town, the sheriff of Lake of the Woods County says drug dealers drive past Jim's Corner and then take boats in the summer or snowmobiles in the winter into the heart of the U.S. And he says there's even more. It is your professional opinion the terrorists have gone through Angle Inlet into the mainland United States.

BLOCK: Yes it is.

TUCHMAN: And that's through intelligence?

BLOCK: Yes, we have pretty accurate, pretty reliable intelligence that that has happened. I don't think Osama bin Laden is going to check in there, but so you're really on your honor system.

TUCHMAN: It's 6:00 p.m. on a chilly day, so most of the boaters have gone back to shore for the evening. This lake is very empty. But even in the summer in the middle of the day, it is very uncrowded on this lake which makes it easy for people who might be up to no good to go relatively unnoticed.

Some of the year-round residents are concerned all this talk could scare away tourists. Jerry Stallack (ph) owns a restaurant.

JERRY STALLACK: I personally don't think this is the biggest threat as some of the other people.

TUCHMAN: But the sheriff says in this post-9/11 world, one cannot be too careful, although he does admit to a transgression. Do you stop at the border station?

BLOCK: I do. Sometimes.

TUCHMAN: U.S. Customs and border protection tells CNN its officers periodically visit this border area, will start making more frequent visits and better technology will be added, including cameras providing surveillance over the area, not just inside the shack. We did encounter one man from Manitoba who did stop at the video phone. Any luck?


TUCHMAN: But it didn't work so he called on a pay phone to report his arrival into the United States of America. Gary Tuchman, CNN, Angle Inlet, Minnesota.


WHITFIELD: Gary's report first aired on "ANDERSON COOPER 360." Watch the show each week day night at 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Stay tuned to CNN day and night for the most reliable news about your security.

The voice and the face of unspeakable horror.


TRANSLATOR: I wish they could have killed me right there along with my husband she says. What use am I now? Why did those animals leave me to suffer like this?


WHITFIELD: Raped by Congolese soldiers, now struggling to survive. Our Jeff Koinange took this report about abuses committed by men in uniform to the president of Congo. We'll tell you how the president reacted when CNN LIVE SUNDAY continues.


WHITFIELD: Here's what's happening now in the news. Another massacre of civilians in Iraq. Iraqi police say gunmen stopped two minibuses and a car separated the Shiites from the Sunnis passengers then shot and killed all 20 of the Shiites. At least seven were students. Five were elderly men.

A top democrat is calling on Donald Rumsfeld to resign over the alleged massacre of civilians by U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. Senator Joseph Biden says the defense secretary should take responsibility for the incident. The military is holding two investigations into the Haditha killings.

A threat today from Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says if the U.S. shows any quote "misbehavior towards Iran, that oil shipments in the Persian Gulf region would be disrupted." The U.S. and Iran are in a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

Behind bars, the prime suspect in a mass murder in Indianapolis has turned himself in to police. 28-year-old Desmond Turner is accused of gunning down seven members of one family on Thursday. A second suspect was arrested during a traffic stop on Friday.

And now a story from the Congo. The place is considered to be in the eastern part of Congo, and the story is deeply disturbing. It's about an epidemic of unpunished rapes, many carried out by members of the Congolese army. A report now from CNN'S Jeff Koinange.


JEFF KOINANGE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They have nothing to sing about, and yet, they sing. They sing to comfort each other, and to find strength. These mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters have all been raped again and again by men in uniform. The crimes are not isolated incidents. 21-year-old Sinsi was attacked by 15 men wearing uniforms of the Congolese army. She says they raped her for eight days and eight nights. She was brought here on a stretcher. Now she needs a cane to walk. They can take away my womanhood she says, but they will never be able to break my spirit. The stories get even worse. 28-year-old Henriette Miurta (PH) says three years ago she was gang raped while her husband and four children were forced to watch. The soldiers then disembogued (PH) her husband and continued raping her and her two oldest daughters ages 8 and 10. This went on for three days, she says. I wish they could have killed me right there along with my husband, she says. What use am I now? Why did those animals leave me to suffer like this? (INAUDIBLE) tells us soldiers used her as a sex slave for more than a month. She bore a child as a result. Every day, she says, feels like a death sentence. This 19-year-old mother struggles to keep her maternal instincts alive. I sometimes feel like killing myself and my daughter, she says. I look at her and all I see is hate. I look at myself, and all I see is misery. Sometimes I wish I were dead.

Officials here say this past year, there were more than 4,000 reported rape cases in this one province of the eastern Congo alone. An average of 12 women arrive here at the rehab center for treatment every single day. As part of the peace deal that ended the civil war here more than two years ago, the country's various militias were integrated into the army. The men in uniform now rape at will.

Dr. Dennis (INAUDIBLE) is the lone physician at this hospital that specializes in victims of sexual violence. He says he performs an average of six complex operations a day to repair damaged tissue to mutilated victims, and even when he's successful in the physical, he's not sure he's able to repair the mental. In his 23 years practicing in this region, he admits he's never seen such brutality.

When we hear stories of how some of them have knives thrust into them after being raped, he says, and how some suffer gunshot wounds after a pistol has been fired between their legs, it's the cruelest and most barbaric thing I have ever seen. He takes us to one of several wards filled with victims of sexual abuse, colostomy bags hanging on the floor, and hanging over their heads is another frightening scenario, the chances are high that they could be HIV positive, raising the prospects of being rejected by family members, once they leave the hospital.

He tells us that 19-year-old Helene (INAUDIBLE) first came here when she was 14 after being raped for days. She was treated and eventually released. Six years later, she's back, this time horribly disfigured, he says, and he's not even sure she'll be able to fully recover this time around. It's unimaginable that she could go through such pain, he says. It's simply unforgivable. Aid money designated by international charitable organizations for victims of sexual violence may be about to run out.

It's so tragic that the world can afford to sit back and let these things happen says Marie Waltazon of the Swedish Pentecostal Mission. Is it because they are poor and voiceless Africans? The women of Congo deserve better." Here in the democratic republic of Congo it's easy to find the victims of rape, but amnesty international and private donors say there seems to be no effort to find the rapists. And so, the women of this country must try to heal without justice. It makes the words of their song all the more powerful, we will never be broken, they sing. We will never be broken.


WHITFIELD: And when we come back, Jeff Koinange confronts the president of Congo about his soldiers raping women.


KOINANGE: Mr. President, you have a 6-year-old daughter. You have a twin sister. You have a mother. If something like this were to happen to you, what would you do sir?


WHITFIELD: The answer, stay with us for this exclusive follow- up.


WHITFIELD: And now the follow-up to Jeff Koinange's reporting on the epidemic of rapes in Congo. If you are shocked, you are not alone. Jeff confronted that country's new president and like the earlier report, this installment is disturbing.


KOINANGE: Sunday morning mass in a makeshift church in eastern Congo. This is no ordinary service. It's not only about faith, but also about healing the human spirit. When you hear this boy's story, you will wonder. Is it really possible? Because they are all victims of rape and mutilation, they are all here to console each other and to seek answers from a higher authority. In this congregation alone, more than half say they've been raped or mutilated or both by men in uniform. Men of the military.

Congo civil war ended three years ago, but these atrocities continue today. Locals here say soldiers from one ethnic group are systematically raping and mutilating women from another group, with the intention, they say, of destroying their child-bearing capabilities. The U.N. calls it ethnic cleansing. And it's not just women being violated. As for the boy, he's a teenager. He would only give us his name, Olivier. About a year ago he tells us more than 20 soldiers smashed into his home, his parents and four uncles fought back, but they were all slaughtered. As Olivier and his two sisters, 12 and 10 years old, looked on.

The men in uniform then took the two girls outside. Olivier says he heard screams for a long time. And the soldiers came back into the house and grabbed him. Saying, his sisters had died without satisfying them. That's when they tore off my trousers and started sodomizing me, he says. They raped me until I passed out, and when I woke up, they were still taking turns with me. I have never felt such pain in my life.

The pain would last another six months, as doctors stitched him back together. They say his recovery has been miraculous. Miracles are one thing, justice another. Why is no one being prosecuted for these crimes? We went to ask the man who should be in control, Congo's young president. Five years ago, he was catapulted to power after his father was assassinated in a coup attempt. He was just 29, and the army's chief of staff. Now he's facing elections, Congo's first democratic test in 40 years.

He says he'll make public safety a top priority if elected. We wanted to know why his soldiers seemed to be raping at will. We show the young president the story we aired on victims of rape and mutilation by the military. As he watches, he winces every now and then, shifting uncomfortably in his seat. He had just one word to describe what he had seen.

JOSEPH KABILA, CONGOLESE PRESIDENT: It's the shock, the shock that you receive to yourself, the shock that anybody, any human being, would definitely feel when they see such images. My reaction is one of shock, of course.

KOINANGE: Mr. President, you have a 6-year-old daughter. You have a twin sister. You have a mother. If something like this were to happen to you, what would you do sir?

KABILA: You definitely have the answer to that. You definitely have the answer to that.

KOINANGE: In other words, he would hunt down the soldiers and execute them. Isn't this shameful to see soldiers doing this, sir? KABILA: It's shameful to see anybody in uniform doing anything that is contrary to the reasons why he's, in fact, in uniform, so yes, it's shameful.

KOINANGE: Kabila says more than 300 soldiers have been convicted on rape charges in the last two years. He promises others will be punished. Back at the makeshift church, the congregation knows that many have not been punished. 15-year-old Olivier is now an orphan with little education and an uncertain future. The church's pastor has given him temporary shelter in his home. Some 2 million people died during Congo's civil war. Those who escaped death didn't escape pain. A generation of women and children have been so emotionally scarred, who can make them feel safe again? Jeff Koinange, CNN, Bukavu in Eastern Congo.


WHITFIELD: The Congo also faces other problems. The U.N. says 1,000 people die there each day as a result of violence, starvation and disease. Amnesty International says that number has reached almost 4 million in the last eight years. Now in just two provinces the fighting has displaced at least 137,000 people from their homes, and if you're wondering how perhaps you can help, you can by going to, all kinds of information there.

And a little bit later on about 15 minutes from now, more of CNN LIVE SUNDAY with Carol Lin.

CAROL LIN, CNN ANCHOR: Yes Fred, we're going to be continuing on this investigation of what the marines did or did not do in Haditha. In fact, you spoke with Torie Clarke, who was the former pentagon spokesperson for Donald Rumsfeld. So she's going to have a lot to say on the program.

WHITFIELD: Yeah, a little bit about what may be happening behind closed doors at (INAUDIBLE).

LIN: Yeah Pentagon credibility. I mean how are American people to believe what the Pentagon says about what happens and what didn't happen.

Also at 7:00, great story about monitoring your kids. His mom was monitoring her child's online chat room behavior, found out that she was talking with a predator and rushed home from work. So the technology exists, but I'm going to be talking with Dr. Judy about whether this is an excuse for bad parenting. I mean, shouldn't the groundwork be laid before your child might be in one of those chat rooms. So, kind of controversial on who really should be responsible for your child's behavior.

WHITFIELD: Alright, we'll be watching. Carol Lin, thanks so much.

Some news around the world now, two inmates escaped from Greece's biggest prison today, in a helicopter. The chopper touched down inside the massive compound in Athens, picked up the inmates and then dropped them off at a local cemetery. Then police say the inmates and two accomplices sped away on motorcycles. The pilot told police he was forced to fly to the prison at gunpoint.

Meantime, Peruvians voted in a run-off election today choosing one of two leftists for president. The polls ahead of the vote favored the center leaning Alan Garcia, who left the office in near disgrace back in 1990.

A discrete crowd today at Tiananmen Square, exactly 17 years since the bloody government crackdown. China still maintains it acted properly by crushing peaceful pro democracy demonstrations.

Beijing says it put down a counter revolutionary riot.

College campuses across the country are seeing a growing demand for egg donors. Ahead how the right grades, the right resume and the right looks can add up to thousands of dollars. You're watching CNN, the most trusted name in news.


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FEYERICK: Holiday?

COAHRAN: Christmas.

FEYERICK: These aren't questions for some dating Web site. It's an egg donation site for couples trying to have a baby, searching for the perfect donor. The details are in the DNA, and getting the right DNA doesn't come cheap. $10,000, that's the price a couple agreed to pay for Jamie's next egg donation. Twice what she was paid when she first donated last year. The demand even greater now. Anywhere you find college kids, you're likely to find ads in student papers promising great money, too good to pass up. $10,000, $15,000, $20,000 for first time donors. Andrew Vorzimer is president of Egg Donation, Inc., one of 250 such privately-owned agencies across the United States. There's no set price for egg donations. Vorzimer who doesn't work with anyone under the age of 21, says dangling high figures can be dangerously tempting.

ANDREW VORZIMER, PRESIDENT, EGG DONATION INC.: When you target 19, 20-year-old college ladies who are facing $50,000, $60,000, $100,000 in tuition bills they see the advertisements in the school paper and they jump at it without considering the risk, without thinking through the ramifications of going forward.

FEYERICK: The risks in very rare cases include infertility, the ramifications include donor babies who may one day try to find their genetic mother. Yet the money can't be ignored. Why did they say we picked you? And women in Ivy League universities and top tier colleges can command even higher prices.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The scariest thing for most donors that go through IVF --

FEYERICK: Egg donation requires a month long commitment, twice daily hormone shots to stimulate the ovaries and surgery under general anesthesia to remove the eggs. They're then fertilized and the resulting embryos are implanted in the birth mother's womb.

COAHRAN: You got your appointments and everything so I mean it's almost kind of like a job. It's like why would you expect somebody to come and work for you and to do all of these things for you and to be punishable and not expect any type of compensation?

FEYERICK: $25,000 is far above the $6,000 agencies say they pay for first time donors. Yet it shows how far some couples will go to get the right kind of genes to conceive their ideal child. Doctor Zebb Rosenwacks, director of the infertility center at the Cornell Wild Medical Center pioneered egg donation.

DR. ZEV ROSENWAKS, WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE: I always worry about a fee being coercive. I want that patient who goes through egg donation to do it for the right reason.

FEYERICK: Do you ever think about the possibility that a child with half your genetic makeup will be out there somewhere?

COAHRAN: I mean, I think it's always in the back of your head for any egg donor or sperm donor or anybody for that matter. I just think it's a piece of them now. I don't really consider like, oh, that's half of me.

FEYERICK: And right now, she doesn't think her feelings about that will change. She may even consider donating again, after she has her own kids. Deborah Feyerick, CNN, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

(END VIDEOTAPE) WHITFIELD: And more of Deborah Feyerick's reports on "PAULA ZAHN NOW" that's weeknights at 8:00 Eastern.

Carol Lin and more of CNN LIVE SUNDAY right after this.



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