Human Rights Watch called for an independent investigation after the deaths of people in Bishoftu, end to use of brutal force ሂውማን ራይትስ ዋች የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ትናንት በቢሾፍቱ የተከሰተውን የሰዎች ሞት በነፃ አካል እንዲያጣራ እና በሰላማዊ ሰልፈኞች ላይ ሀይል ከመጠቀም እንዲቆጠብ አሳሰበ።

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Human Rights Watch said this evening that the Ethiopian government should allow an independent investigation to examine what happened on Sunday in Bishoftu, when at least 50 people – likely many more – died during a cultural event.

“Blaming the deaths on ‘anti-peace elements’ without an investigation disregards possibly unlawful government crowd control measures and heightens tensions in Oromia,” HRW said in a statement. “The government should address the legitimate grievances of the protesters across Ethiopia and end the use of deadly force to quell largely peaceful protests that began nearly a year ago.”

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