Tag Archives: Liyou Police

Death toll in attack in Eastern Ethiopia reaches 41

ESAT News (August 14, 2018) The number of people killed in East Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia has reached 41 while 20 others were wounded in an attack by a notorious police force, the Liyou Police, according to local officials. The attack carried out on Sunday has also displaced several residents of Mayu Muluke district in East Hararghe, where communal clashes in ...

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Amnesty calls Ethiopia to disband special police unit in Somali region

ESAT News (June 12, 2018) Amnesty International issued a fresh call for the government of Ethiopia to immediately disband the Liyu Police unit in the Somali region of the country. The call by Amnesty came in response to what it said “may amount to extrajudicial executions” of at least 14 people over the weekend by the Liyu police. “The Liyu ...

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Ethiopia: Two killed in unrest in Eastern Ethiopia

ESAT News (September 12, 2017) Two people were killed and several others wounded in the ongoing clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities in Eastern Ethiopia as the president of the Somali region, Abdi Omar, reportedly decreed the Oromos to leave the region. The Oromos held protest rallies in Aweday, Deder, Kobo, and Chinaksen towns today against the violent actions ...

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