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Rights Group Seeks UN Help to Free Peuhl Captives in CAR

An international rights group said members of a nomadic Muslim group in the Central African Republic are being held captive by radical Christian fighters and are at risk of sexual violence. Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday that the Christian anti-balaka fighters are holding at least 42 Muslim Peuhl, mostly women and children, in southwest C.A.R., and committing acts that amount to war crimes. Researcher Lewis Mudge, with HRW, said the anti-balaka fighters are sexually enslaving...

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