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Djibouti Forces Arrest Opposition Leaders, Scuppering Protests

Djibouti’s security forces detained four opposition leaders, scuppering a planned demonstration against President Ismail Guelleh, a member of the opposition said.

“They were gathered in one place about to go out to the demonstration,” Halimo Ismael, a member of the Union for a Democratic Alternative, said today by phone from Djibouti city. “Then the police, without any papers, came and took them away.”