Central African Republic: Repatriated Anti-Balaka Militiamen in Custody

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The Central African Republic, CAR Minister of Justice, Flavien Mbata, over the weekend announced that 34 anti-Balaka militiamen from Bangassou in the southeast of the country recently repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, were being held in the capital, Bangui, agency reports said. The deportees, including their leader, "Pino Pino", arrived in the country on June 27, 2018. The suspects were arrested in DRC on May 16, 2018 accused of involvement in the abduction of Cambodian UN peacekeepers in Bangassou in May 2017. They will be charged amongst others with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rebellion, assassination and looting of property, the Justice Ministry said.

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