A general view shows a part of the temporary camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the airport of the capital Bangui January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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U.N. investigators in the Central African Republic have found a litany of gross human rights violations including killings committed by both sides in the conflict, the world body's rights chief said Tuesday.Pillay is to present the investigators' findings at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Central African Republic next Monday.Her spokesman Rupert Coville said the four-member team deployed in the impoverished country from December 12-24 found a "cycle of widespread human rights violations and reprisals". The UN investigators documented a string of community killings in December, as so-called "anti-balaka" Christian militias turned on former Seleka fighters.Muslim civilians also took part in killings, while ex-Seleka fighters masqueraded as Chadian peacekeepers from the African FOMAC force, searching house-to-house for anti-balaka members, killing civilians in the process.Is also left some Muslim communities vulnerable to anti-balaka retaliatory attacks, it said.
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