Man lynched in C.African Republic, court plans probe
* Muslims seek to escape en masse from country's south
* Attack was second public lynching this week
ICC says to open preliminary probe of alleged crimes
By Media Coulibaly
BANGUI, Feb 7 (Reuters) - An angry crowd killed and
mutilated a man who fell from a truck filled with Muslims
fleeing the capital of Central African Republic on Friday,
witnesses said, while an international court said it would probe
alleged crimes committed there.
The attack was the second incident of a public, daylight
lynching this week as inter-communal violence rages between the
country's majority Christian population and the mostly Muslim
Seleka, whose ten-month rule ended in January.
One man toppled from the convoy and was killed by a crowd,
with his hands and genitals cut off, Peter Bouckaert, Human
Rights Watch emergencies coordinator, told Reuters.
"It was easily over 10,000 people and that's an extremely
conservative estimate," he said, referring to the convoy's size.
Red Cross director Pastor Antoine Mbao Bogo said that his