Not that you should care...it's really nothing of any importance...don't even know whether it happened at all. AND IF SO, WHAT WOULD IT PROVE?
Anyway, since you're asking, here's the story (again, no big deal, really):
EU Soldiers Accused of Torturing Civilians in Congo
The Swedish military has accused French soldiers of torturing civilians during the EU-led Operation Artemis in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003, one of the bloc's first joint missions.
Five years ago, the European Union sent some 1,500 soldiers to DR Congo as part of a UN mission to take action against the bandits marauding the north-eastern part of the country. The troops were there to protect the civilians.
Now the Swedish military is saying that French soldiers tortured Congolese civilians during the operation. The German government, which didn't send troops on the mission but provided logistical assistance, couldn't confirm the accusations.
"The Foreign Ministry is not aware of the report," a ministry spokeswoman told DW-WORLD.DE. "We will examine the issue."
Now - that means a lot, I can tell you. Until the examination is finished (somewhere in the vicinities of the 22nd century), the German media's coverage of the incident will be merciless till truth is found.
After all, what's all the fuss about torture? I mean, there was a war going on, and some folks got a bit agitated in the course of it... Perhaps these "civilians" weren't so civil at all?
Don't we have more important things to talk about? Such as this incredible, huge torture scandal in Abu Ghraib which for the upteenth time was presented in last week's edition of German left wing weekly magazine stern. (Hat tip Jane)