Fears grow over pre-election violence close to Central African Republic capital

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The office of the u n high commissioner for human rights. Oh hr has expressed deep concern over growing election violence in the central african republic and called for parties to lay down their weapons in line with an appeal by the sector general citing numerous reports of attacks against security forces political candidates and election officials. Oh chr said on. Wednesday that civilians have fled hot spots with some seeking shelter in neighboring countries. National elections are due to take place on sunday the twenty seventh of december amid a backdrop of rumors that former president francois disease and other armed groups that were planning on disrupting the poll. Un human rights his spokesperson liz. Th russell said that these signatories to the political agreement february twenty nineteen here included political. His aunt armed groups should abide by their commitment to respect human rights and not resort to violence to resolve disputes.

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