Human Rights Watch Documents Cases of Sexual Violence Allegedly Conducted by Armed Militia in Bangui


Human Rights Watch has documented cases of sexual violence in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic, which are allegedly being carried out by armed militia against women and girls who are suspected of interacting with Muslims on the other side of the sectarian divide.

Between December 1st and December 13th 2015, Human Rights Watch documented approximately 25 cases of sexual violence since 26th September 2015. In addition, an interagency group led by the United Nations reported on 10th December that it had recorded thousands of sexual violence cases throughout the Central African Republic in 2015, although this number has yet to be confirmed.

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Text source: (December 17th 2015)

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