Eritrea Opposition Demands African Union Probe Protest Crackdown

(Bloomberg) --
By Nizar Manek, 15 November 2017
Eritrean opposition supporters demanded the African Union investigate a crackdown on protestors last month in which they said an unspecified number of people were either arrested or have gone missing.
The continental body should press the Eritrean government to implement the recommendations of a June 2016 United Nations report that accused the state of a "persistent, widespread and systematic attack" against civilians. The recommendations include ending arbitrary arrests, closing secret places of detention, and ceasing a practice of using conscripts, detainees, and members of militia and reserve army as forced labor.
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