4 June 2014

Congolese African Union peacekeepers accused of human rights violations in CAR

On 2 June, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated that African Union peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo who are stationed in the Central African Republic have been accused of committing human rights abuses, including torture, killings and detentions. The allegations were made by witnesses, local officials and residents who were interviewed during an investigation by HRW.

According to HRW, the African Union peacekeeping mission, known as MISCA, agreed to an inquiry into the allegations, which could involve violations of international law.

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Source: Reuters | African Union peacekeepers accused of abuses in Central African Republic: HRW

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