UN experts call for a halt to human rights abuses in Central African Republic

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Internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (© OCHA/Laura Fultang)

Three United Nations independent human rights experts are raising alarm over the continuous violence and insecurity in the Central African Republic.

In a statement issued on Monday, they say they are seriously concerned about reported killings, torture, arbitrary detention, gender-based violence, enforced disappearances and mob justice in the country.

The Central African Republic is recovering from a crisis that started when a coalition of rebel movements, known as Seleka resumed hostilities against the government in March this year.

The country is now governed by a National Transitional Council and a transitional government formed in June.

The UN experts warn that "the rule of law is almost non-existent, and abuses of power and impunity have become a norm" with some incidents of mob justice against members of the Seleka coalition.

They call on the authorities to take immediate steps to put an end to all human rights violations and ensure that there is no impunity for the perpetrators.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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