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Human Rights Watch denounces use of sex slaves in conflict


Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report named “They Said We Are Their Slaves”, Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic, documents 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery carried out against 296 women and girls by members of armed groups. These groups are the Muslim Seleka and the Christian and animist militia Anti-balaka. It seems that they have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side. The two main camps (Muslim Seleka militia and Christian anti-Balaka militias) used sexual violence.

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