Central African Republic: Horrific Abuses by New Rulers
The Seleka, a coalition of rebel groups that took power in the Central African Republic in March, has killed scores of unarmed civilians. The Seleka has also engaged in wanton destruction of numerous homes and villages.A recent HRW report details the deliberate killing of civilians – including women, children, and the elderly – between March and June 2013 and confirms the deliberate destruction of more than 1,000 homes, both in the capital, Bangui, and in the provinces. Many villagers have fled their homes and are living in the bush in fear of new attacks. Human Rights Watch documented the deaths of scores of people from injuries, hunger or sickness.
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Photo: Destroyed homes in Ndanika, in the Central African Republic, attacked by the Seleka April 14 and April 15, 2013. © 2013 Human Rights Watch
Central African Republic: Horrific Abuses by New Rulers

The Seleka, a coalition of rebel groups that took power in the Central African Republic in March, has killed scores of unarmed civilians. The Seleka has also engaged in wanton destruction of numerous homes and villages.

A recent HRW report details the deliberate killing of civilians – including women, children, and the elderly – between March and June 2013 and confirms the deliberate destruction of more than 1,000 homes, both in the capital, Bangui, and in the provinces. Many villagers have fled their homes and are living in the bush in fear of new attacks. Human Rights Watch documented the deaths of scores of people from injuries, hunger or sickness.

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Photo: Destroyed homes in Ndanika, in the Central African Republic, attacked by the Seleka April 14 and April 15, 2013. © 2013 Human Rights Watch