French government have arrested a senior soccer respectable on suspicion of committing conflict crimes within the Valuable African Republic (AUTOMOTIVE).
Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona is accused of co-ordinating military assaults at the AUTOMOTIVE’s Muslim inhabitants in 2013-14.
In an announcement, the International Prison Courtroom (ICC) said he faced extradition to The Hague.
Mr Ngaïssona, a committee member of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), denies all allegations.
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona (R) joins former Seleka crew consultant Mohamed Moussa at a political forum in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Mr Ngaïssona was once the self-declared political co-ordinator of anti-Balaka forces.
In this function, the ICC says he devoted conflict crimes and crimes towards humanity including homicide, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.
Speaking to the BBC, a spokesperson for the Caf stated the soccer frame had no position on his arrest, including: “Allow justice do its task.”
Mr Ngaïssona was barred from operating for AUTOMOTIVE president in 2015 because of his alleged position in atrocities, which he denies.
He is a former head of the CAR’s soccer federation and in short served as sports activities minister prior to being elected to the Caf in February this year.
His appointment was criticised through a number of human rights groups.
“If the allegations had been true, i would not be here lately,” he advised AFP news agency following the election.
He mentioned he did not want to “combine politics and game.”
“The Whole Lot I’ve done has been for the nice of my country,” he added.
Last month, every other former armed forces leader from AUTOMOBILE, Alfred Yekatom, used to be flown to the ICC to face trial for crimes against humanity and struggle crimes.