Central African Republic's Muslims Under Attack: U.N. Rights Envoy

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January 27, 2014 AT 11:05 AM
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement that Central African Republic's Muslim minority faces a rising wave of reprisal attacks and foreign governments must do more to prevent the country being torn apart. Almost a quarter of the population has been displaced by fighting since the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel movement seized power in the majority Christian country last March, unleashing a wave of killing and looting. Christian self-defense groups, known as "anti-balaka" or anti-machete, have taken up arms against them and the United Nations estimates that more than 2,000 people have been killed in the resulting bloodshed.