Central African Republic’s President Catherine Samba-Panza has sent a request to the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into crimes committed during inter-communal violence raging here since mid-2012, state radio said.
Mostly Muslim rebel group Seleka stands accused of committing abuses against the Christian majority of the poor, former French colony as part of a bid that began two years ago to overthrow the rule of President Francois Bozize.
Two Christian hostages captured after violence between Muslims and Christians broke out on Monday have been publicly executed in Central African Republic, or CAR.
The execution is only the latest brutality committed in CAR, where so-called Anti-Balaka Christians and Muslim Seleka have engaged in tit-for-tat violence, which has claimed thousands of lives.
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Clashes kill 22 people in Central African Repubic
Fighting between Christian militias and Muslim fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) has killed at least 22 people.
The fighting took place in the eastern parts of the country on Thursday following the killing of two Muslims by Christian militias.
Twenty-one people were killed in clashes on Wednesday between the mostly Muslim Seleka group and Christian militia in the town of Bambari and Liwa village. The violence also left over 100 houses burned to the ground.