Central African Republic: United Nations report calls for urgent end to mounting human rights abuses and violations
A UN report published today details the dire and worsening human rights situation over the past year in the Central African Republic (CAR), where armed groups carried out a violent bid to disrupt elections. In response, the country’s defence and security forces launched military operations to retake territory from them. Among the documented abuses and violations are extrajudicial and summary killings, torture, arbitrary arrests and detentions, disproportionate use of force, conflict-related sexual violence and serious violations against children, including their recruitment by parties to the conflict. In addition, attacks and threats of attacks forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes. The report urges the Government to take appropriate measures to hold those responsible for human rights violations and abuses accountable and to create a protective environment for civilians and humanitarian workers.
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