UN AIDS agency fires whistleblower after misconduct probe

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MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer TORONTO (AP) — The United Nations' AIDS agency has fired two staffers for financial and sexual misconduct, including a whistleblower whose allegations of being sexually assaulted sparked months of turmoil at the organization. Last March, Martina Brostrom publicly accused a senior UNAIDS director of forcibly kissing her and trying to drag her out of a Bangkok elevator in 2015. She also said he had sexually harassed her on other occasions. But before those allegations became public, Brostrom herself and a supervisor were being investigated by U.N. officials for their own sexual and financial misconduct, as revealed in an Associated Press story in April. Internal documents obtained by the AP showed U.N. officials had "evidence" Brostrom and a supervisor ha
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