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UN Special Rapporteurs Urge Ethiopia to Halt Violent Crackdown

Four UN independent experts strongly urges the Ethiopian government to end the ongoing crackdown; release protesters and reveal the whereabouts of those reportedly disappeared by carrying out an an independent and transparent investigation.

By UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),

A group of United Nations human rights experts (*) today called on the Ethiopian authorities to end the ongoing crackdown on peaceful protests by the country’s security forces, who have reportedly killed more than 140 demonstrators and arrested scores more in the past nine weeks.

“The sheer number of people killed and arrested suggests that the Government of Ethiopia views the citizens as a hindrance, rather than a partner,” the independent experts said, while also expressing deep concern about allegations of enforced disappearances of several protesters. Continue reading UN Special Rapporteurs Urge Ethiopia to Halt Violent Crackdown