U.S. Says Concerned Over Ethiopia Stifling Oromo Dissent

  • Ethiopia detained Oromo oppositon leader Bekele Gerba Dec. 24
  • Release of leaders needed to help resolve political grievances

The U.S. is concerned by the sustained stifling of dissent by its ally Ethiopia, including the detention last month of ethnic Oromo opposition politicians during recent fatal protests, the State Department said. 

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