The video is distressing: A 16-year-old girl with multiple disabilities cowering in her bus seat as she is struck repeatedly by her caregiver. Seconds later the driver appears and drags the girl violently off the bus, dumping her onto the street where she crumples to the ground. They then drive off, leaving her on her own.
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Despite a rare peaceful transition of power and relatively peaceful elections in the Central African Republic, the country remained insecure, unstable, and beset by serious human rights violations.
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