Ethiopia detains 11,000 in state of emergency

Some 11,000 people have been detained over offences related to Ethiopia’s state of emergency and violent protests, according to a government-appointed board.

It is not clear yet if all of these people are still being detained or if some have been released.

In October Ethiopia’s government declared a six-month state of emergency in the face of an unprecedented wave of violent protests by members of the country’s two largest ethnic groups.

The Oromo and the Amhara make up about 60% of the population. Many of them complain that power is held by a small Tigrean elite, reports the BBC.



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