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At Least 75 Killed in Ethiopia Protests: HRW

Protests in Ethiopia
Military Deployment. Terrorism Rhetoric. Police and military forces have used excessive lethal force against demonstrators killing at least 75 protesters.

By Peter Martell | for AFP,

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

“Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and wounding many others, according to activists,” HRW said in a statement.

Rights groups have repeatedly criticised Ethiopia’s use of anti-terrorism legislation to stifle peaceful dissent, with Washington expressing concern over the crackdown and urging Addis Ababa to employ restraint.  Continue reading At Least 75 Killed in Ethiopia Protests: HRW