Hundreds of civilians killed in C. Africa — Called war crimes by Human Rights Watch — United Nations documented “appalling” crimes

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© AFP/File | United Nations peacekeepers from Gabon patrolling in the Central African Republic town of Bria. More than 560 civilians have been killed by militias since late 2014, according to Human Rights Watch

LIBREVILLE (AFP) – Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed hundreds of civilians in an unfettered spree of bloodletting, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday.The group issued a 92-page report ahead of the impending opening of a Special Criminal Court, a new judicial body that will probe rights violations in the country since 2003.

Investigators found evidence of more than 560 civilian deaths and the destruction of more than 4,200 homes by militias since late 2014, HRW said.

But this was likely to be just a small fraction of the total crimes that had been committed, it cautioned.

The killings had occurred “with wholesale impunity,” the watchdog said.

“Over the past two years, hundreds…

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