Saturday, December 23, 2017

A court-martial that is soft on crime?

The Central African Republic's Permanent Military Tribunal is too lenient, according to this Journal de Banqui account. Excerpt:
At a time when the government is beginning the rearmament of the Central African armed forces, it is imperative that soldiers who commit crimes be convicted on the basis of the crimes committed. This would set the tone and serve as an example. Unfortunately, the military court, at its last session, missed the opportunity to concretize the break and to establish a new dynamic at the height of the reforms advocated by the new authorities in the field of military justice through the new military code which establishes military courts in several cities of the country.
Suspended sentences have been issued in several significant cases. 

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