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Government Report: Only 669 Killed in Ethiopia Protests Since August

A report from government’s human rights body state measures to deal with demonstrators “proportionate”, blames a lot of the violence on opposition groups.

The state-affiliated Ethiopia Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has told parliament that a total of 669 people died in the latest wave of anti-government protests since August. Opposition and human rights groups say the number of dead is much higher and have called for independent investigations. Regime rejects any independent probe.

BY AL JAZEERA

Almost 700 people have been killed during violence in Ethiopia since August 2016, a government-sponsored commission has said, bringing the total death toll since the unrest began in late 2015 to more than 900.

Ethiopia declared six months of emergency rule in October after almost  a year of anti-government violent protests in its Oromia, Amhara and SNNP regions. In March, the measure was extended by four months amid reports of continuing violence in some remote areas. Continue reading Government Report: Only 669 Killed in Ethiopia Protests Since August

“Commission of Inquiry” Oversteps its Remit

The Government of Eritrea strongly urges the UNHRC to take requisite action and instruct the “Commission of Inquiry” to strictly adhere to normative ground rules and refrain from releasing its forthcoming “report” before the official opening of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Commission.

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Eritrea has received credible information that the “Commission of Inquiry” (COI) intends to publicly release its forthcoming “report” in advance; well before it is duly submitted to the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Commission. The latter is scheduled to take place from 13 June to 1 July, 2016.

This unlawful act is not, unfortunately, without precedent as far as this outfit is concerned. Continue reading “Commission of Inquiry” Oversteps its Remit