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HRW interview about TPLF’s bloody crackdown against peaceful dissent

16 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Birgit Schwarz
 

Since November 2015, Ethiopia’s Oromia region has been rocked by widespread protests. State security forces have responded to the largely peaceful protests with lethal force, resulting in the loss of more than 400 lives. Thousands have been wounded. Tens of thousands have been arrested and many remain in detention without charge. Many of those killed or detained by security forces are students. Human Rights Watch’s Birgit Schwarz talks to Ethiopia researcher Felix Horne about what triggered the protests, why the government’s brutal crackdown has received so little attention, and how he went about gathering credible evidence for his latest report, “Such a Brutal Crackdown,” in a highly repressive country that refuses to let in human rights researchers.
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TPLF crackdown on protest claimed hundreds of lives: It must free wrongfully held detainees; independent inquiry needed

16 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Human Rights Watch
 

“Ethiopian security forces have fired on and killed hundreds of students, farmers, and other peaceful protesters with blatant disregard for human life.”

–   Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director
 

(Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary arrests, and other abuses.
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