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The United Nations expresses Concerns over the violation of Human Rights in the Central African Republic

The United Nations assistant secretary-general for human rights, Ivan Simonovic, has called on the Multinational Force of Central Africa, FOMAC, to strengthen security in the Central African republic where it is currently keeping force. Speaking in New York on Saturday, Mr. Simonovic said since the overthrow of President Francois Bozzize in March this year by the Seleka rebels, Security has deteriorated in the Central African Republic. Armed groups have violated human rights by carrying out arbitrary arrests, rape, torture, looting and summary executions. He warned that the activities of the Seleka troops had worsened the humanitarian situation and could also intensify ethnic and religious divisions in the country. Addressing himself to the government he called for the disarmament of Seleka fighters and reminded the authorities that without security, there will be no social services, no agriculture, no economy and no humanitarian aid. More than 500,000 people have been forced to flee their home in and around the capital, Bangui, because of insecurity.


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