Report: 669 killed in Ethiopia violence since August

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Government-backed report comes after independent rights groups are denied access to conduct probe into violence.

Almost 700 people have been killed during violence in Ethiopia since August 2016, a government-sponsored commission has said, bringing the total death toll since the unrest began in late 2015 to more than 900.

Ethiopia declared six months of emergency rule in October after almost  a year of anti-government violent protests in its Oromia, Amhara and SNNP regions. In March, the measure was extended by four months amid reports of continuing violence in some remote areas.

Read in full at http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/report-669-killed-ethiopia-violence-august-170418164259637.html

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