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ETHIOPIA: AUTHORITIES MUST PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR SCORES OF PROTESTERS KILLED, INJURED AND ARRESTED IN OROMIA

Amnesty International condemns the use of excessive force by security forces against peaceful
protesters in a number of locations across the Oromia region during the last two weeks, which
has resulted in the deaths and injuries of dozens of people including students and children. Many
hundreds of protesters are reported to have been arbitrarily arrested, and are being detained
incommunicado and without charge. Detainees are at risk of torture.
The Ethiopian government must immediately instruct the security forces to cease using deadly
force against peaceful protesters, and to release any person who has been arrested solely
because of their involvement in peaceful protests. These incidents must be urgently and
properly investigated, and suspected perpetrators should be prosecuted in effective trial
proceedings.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AFR25/002/2014/en/f4f5e9f9-ee7a-47a6-8257-11208e8364eb/afr250022014en.pdf