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Ethiopia: Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival—International Inquiry Needed into Deaths at 2016 Event

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi) – Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today. Many people, likely hundreds, died in a stampede at last year’s festival, triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and obstruction of exits.
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