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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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    Amnesty says Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize Liyu Police

    ESAT News (May 31, 2018) Amnesty International said today that the Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region. “Members of the unit, set up by the Somali state as a counter-terrorism special force, this week burnt down 48 homes belonging to ...

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