328 instances of alleged human rights violations in Ethiopia under investigation – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) — The government-mandated Ethiopia Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is investigating 328 instances of alleged human rights violations committed in Ethiopia.

EHRC Chief Commissioner Addisu Gebregezbaher said on Wednesday the investigation is based on information gathered from alleged victims.

A preliminary report on the findings will be made available in October, Gebregezbaher said.

The EHRC also plans to present to Parliament its recommendations on ways to handle the effect from the 2016 unrest, which claimed the lives of 669 people across Ethiopia, he said.

The Ethiopian government has already made its assessment on the unrest, blaming corruption, bad governance and rent-seeking activities as the main reasons.