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Lawyer blames Ugandan rebels for slaughter

AFP/The Local · 16 May 2012, 07:38

Published: 16 May 2012 07:38 GMT+02:00

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The man, who heads the big game Central African Wildlife Adventures company, and 10 of his employees were charged with murder on May 10, after 13 miners were found dead in March at Ngungunza in the northeast of the country.

"The real killers are elements of the LRA," lawyer Mathias-Barthelemy Morouba told AFP.

"The victims were bound with bicycle tyres carefully cut up into ropes, then they were beaten with sticks until they died.

"The murderers also used daggers and machetes, because the rear part of the skull of some victims has been cracked open with a machete. Nowhere in this country do we see massacres of this kind," he added.

Ngungunza is in an area "infested with 'Tongo-Tongo' (LRA rebels). So we cannot say that Erik Mararv, who contacted the police, (and) who brought to the site the Central African armed forces armed to the teeth, is the one who killed these 13 people. All the same, he makes a funny killer," Morouba said.

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A member of the paramilitary police, who asked not to be named, told AFP that the Sweden and the other 10 suspects, some of them foreigners, were being held in Bangui's central Ngaragba prison.

Chased out of Uganda, the head of the LRA, Joseph Kony is believed to be in the Central African Republic with several hundred men, according to the United Nations in late March.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

08:24 May 16, 2012 by JulieLou40
That's funny, because yesterday afternoon you were running a "story" saying the guy is Swedish, not Swiss.

Make your minds up. The Local are an absolute sham of a "news" site.
08:55 May 16, 2012 by teejees
At JulieLou40

The article where they found out the 'Swedish' person was in fact Swiss is not related to this article if you read it correctly you would see its about Kenya not Uganda.
09:57 May 16, 2012 by JulieLou40
Whoops...sorry, thought they were producing their usual sub-standard pap...
13:35 May 16, 2012 by Ken114
15:03 May 16, 2012 by Åskar

I don't think that anybody forces you to read it .
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