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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia protest against their president

Emmanuel Igunza
BBC Africa, Addis Ababa
June 23, 2016
Hundreds of Eritrean refugees living in Ethiopia are demonstrating in the capital, Addis Ababa, in support of the UN's recent
human rights report into Eritrea, known as the Commission of Inquiry, that said there were systematic crimes against
humanity.

"It is not law that rules Eritreans - but fear," the report said, which details allegations of extrajudicial killings, sexual slavery
and enforced labour.

The government described the report as "politically motivated and groundless".  

The protesters are carrying banners calling for Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki to be taken to the International Criminal
Court.
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They have also presented a petition to the African Union asking it to push for the full implementation of the report.
Protests are also taking place in northern Ethiopia where thousands of people who fled Eritrea over the years are now living
as refugees.  

Earlier this week, pro-government Eritreans protested against the UN report in Geneva, where it was being discussed.


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