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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presented its findings and acknowledged that security forces had taken disproportionate measures in some areas.
Ethiopia News: “Those responsible for committing such acts should be apprehended before state of emergency is lifted,” said Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared state of emergency earlier this month, saying unrest threatened the Horn of Africa nation’s stability.
Protesters in Ethiopia have damaged almost a dozen mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms and destroyed scores of vehicles this week.
Abdi Mohamud Omar urged Somalis in the Diaspora to stand up to repel all attempts to undermine the unity of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian embassies.
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Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa says: Ethiopian people are “peace-loving, but they have been denied peace for a very long time.”
“Our entire leadership is being held in that place and we have no idea what has happened to them,” the OFC’s Assistant Deputy Chairman, Mulatu Gemechu.
Eyewitness says that armed prison guards were indiscriminately shooting at prisoners. Several social media accounts allege the death toll reaching above 20.
“They jail everyone who opposes them. All prisoners should be released,” one protester told Reuters by phone from Ambo.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the government takes issues of governance, diversity and rent-seeking seriously.
Violence erupted after army attempted to arrest several people in the city of Gondar.
It warns Al-Shabaab and Al Qaeda and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)–were determined to spread a violent streak of Islam called Salafism.
“Ethiopian security forces fired and killed hundreds of students, farmers and peaceful protesters with blatant disregard for human life,” said Leslie Lefkow.
The Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel tweeted that the aggression came from the Ethiopian side.
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