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Shortly after nightfall in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, volunteers wearing orange reflective vests and carrying sticks gather for a patrol by a neighborhood militia. “We are watching and securing the peace of the neighborhood,” member Leul Hassen told AP news agency. Vigilante groups like this are accused of stopping people and turning Tigrayans, one of Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups, over to the police. Tens of thousands of Tigrayans have been rounded up and interred in crowded, unsanitary camps since the conflict began, rights groups report. Arbitrary detentions have intensified since November when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed introduced a […]

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