Ethiopia has arrested over 11,000 anti-gov’t protesters

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November 11, 2016) – The State of Emergency Inquiry Board made public on Friday the names of individuals detained under the state of emergency.

Some 11,607 individuals have so far been detained in six prisons, of which 347 are female, in connection with the state of emergency declared in the county, Board Chairperson, Taddesse Hordofa said.

The Chairperson told the press that the prisoners are kept in detention centers in Awash, Tolay, Ziway, Dilla, Yirgalem, Bahir dar and Addis Ababa, he added. None in Tigray as there was no protest.

The Chairperson stressed the individuals were arrested because they were engaged in one or more of the activities prohibited by the state of emergency.

 

The Chairperson said that list of the detainees will be posted at zonal and woreda levels through the regional state where the prison centers exist.

 

Source: ENA