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Bring to justice those who are responsible for police brutality in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

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June 28, 2018

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed visited on June 28, 2018 Samara, the capital of Afar Regional State. The entire region was expecting to be visited by Dr Abiy Ahmed to cherish him for his courage and support the ongoing reform throughout Ethiopia. More importantly the Afar youth were well organised to welcome the premier. 

However their hope and aspirations were met with police brutality. The police arrested 125 youngsters and injured 61 some them in the age of 15. This sad event was well planned and orchestrated by anti-reform elements of the regional leadership among Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP) with intention to reverse the reform process by the government of Dr Abiy Ahmed.

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