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Another Muslim lynched in CAR as he flees the country

Muslims and foreigners in CAR have been fleeing Bangui for several months to escape killings, looting and harassment.

Source : World Bulletin / 08 Feb 2014

A mob lynched another Muslim on Friday after he fell off a crowded lorry taking frightened civilians out of the strife-torn capital of the Central African Republic.

A large convoy of lorries and taxis packed with Muslims fleeing Christian vigilantes headed north from Bangui under a slew of insults from angry residents.

Muslims and foreigners in CAR have been fleeing Bangui for several months to escape killings, looting and harassment.

On Wednesday, no sooner had Samba-Panza left after a special ceremony to welcome back army deserters than hundreds of army personnel dragged a civilian from the crowd and lynched him on suspicions that he was a former seleka fighter.

The presence of 1,600 French soldiers and 5,000 African troops has so far failed to stop the tit-for-tat violence, which the United Nations says has already killed more than 2,000 people.

Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch in Bangui, tweeted that the lynched man had been killed.

 

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