Rebels kill with im­punity

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD - ANA

ARMED groups in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (CAR) have killed civil­ians with whole­sale im­punity, spurring more vi­o­lence in the wartorn coun­try, Hu­man Rights Watch said yes­ter­day.

The group re­leased a full ac­count of war crimes com­mit­ted in three cen­tral prov­inces since 2014, in­clud­ing more than 560 civil­ian deaths and the de­struc­tion of about 4 200 homes.

The crimes fall un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court and Special Crim­i­nal Court, a new body that will in­ves­ti­gate and prose­cute grave hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and war crimes since 2003.

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