Swede charged with murder in Central African Republic

Police in the Central African Republic say a Swedish professional hunter and 10 members of his safari firm have been charged with murder after 13 miners were found dead in the northeast of the country.

They "were charged with murder on Thursday and remanded in custody in Bangui's central N'garagba prison where they were being held," a police official told the AFP news agency.

They were initially detained last month in Bakuma and Bangassu and then taken to the capital Bangui.

The bodies of the 13 miners who had been working in Ngungunza were discovered on March 29.

Photos of the dead men showed them to have been bound with their hands behind their backs and beaten or stabbed to death, police had earlier said.

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