FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2013 file photo, Muslim men organized in militias with machetes rough up a Christian man while checking him for weapons in the Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2013 file photo, Muslim men organized in militias with machetes rough up a Christian man while checking him for weapons in the Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic. Civil rights and liberties around the world declined for the eighth straight year, dragged down by the Egyptian military's coup, Venezuela clinging to authoritarianism and Russia's crackdown on opposition groups, according to a pro-democracy watchdog group. The erosion of civil liberties and rights in 2013 was also driven by vicious civil wars or terror campaigns in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, and Yemen, Freedom House said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File) less 
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