30 killed in surging CAR rebellion

Central African Republic (CAR) rebels

Central African Republic (CAR) rebels

from OMAN MBIKO in Bangui, Central African Republic 
BANGUI, (CAJ News) THE United Nations (UN) has condemned the recent killing of at least 30 people by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Christian extremist groups and Muslim radicals are blamed for the killings in the eastern Haute Kotto state.

Violations by these armed groups, including killings, physical and mental harm, attacks on civilians and protected sites such as hospitals and schools have forced at least 32 000 civilians out of their homes.

The UN mission in CAR (MINUSCA), denounced the attacks as unacceptable. MINUSCA said its investigations established these crimes could constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“MINUSCA wishes to reiterate that it will spare no effort, in support of the authorities, so that the perpetrators of these crimes, their sponsors and their accomplices are prosecuted and brought to justice,” said a spokesperson.

“For the mission, the memory of the many victims of these acts of
violations of human rights and international humanitarian law requires the taking of responsibility on the part of all the actors of the Central African crisis to put an end to it.”

Among groups blame for the crimes include the Movement for Unity and Peace in the CAR (UPC), the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central Africa (FPRC) and the Patriotic Rally for the Renewal of CAR (RPRC).

They control a majority of the Central African country of 5 million people.

– CAJ News

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