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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it has received information that over 80 civilians were killed early Tuesday in the latest massacre in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region.

At least 600 civilians were killed during an attack in northern Ethiopia in early November because of their ethnicity, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said

"Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during the deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has said in a report."

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The state-run Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said gunmen had killed over 100 people in a dawn attack in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone

At a time when the free flow of information and free debate about the government's actions in Tigray are urgently needed, the Ethiopian government has arrested six journalists, reports the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has found a massacre of ~600 civilians committed by an informal group of Tigrayan youth known as "Samri," aided by members of the local administration, in Maikadra, in Tigray Region’s Western Zone, on November 9.

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission accuses the Tigrayan youth group known as 'Samri' of targeting non-Tigrayan seasonal laborers working on farms in the area.

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission published findings into a Nov. 9 attack in Mai Kadra in southwest Tigray - first reported by Amnesty International - where it said a youth group called Samri killed an estimated 600 civilians, mainly of Amharic descent.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a ”gruesome” attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.

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#UPDATE  The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a statement that "the estimated number of casualties, currently at 34, is likely to rise " from the attack... Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has provided scant information on recent violence

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission cited an official figure of 32 dead but said preliminary evidence it obtained "indicate the number is very likely to exceed that tally."

4 of the victims in Friday’s pre-dawn assault in Benishangul-Gumuz region’s Metekel Zone were women, said the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, expressing “deep alarm” over a “surge in attacks against civilians” in the area.

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