New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The report says security forces killed at least 25 people in 2019 in the East Guji and West Guji zones of the restive Oromia region alone amid suspicions of supporting a rebel group. The rights group also says at least 10,000 people were detained between January and September 2019 amid similar suspicions. The government has not commented.