Ethiopia arrests 4,000 in Amhara region crackdown
Ethiopian authorities have arrested more than 4,000 people in the northern Amhara region, local state media said on Monday, as part of a wider crackdown
against militia fighters, critics and the press.
Gizachew Muluneh, spokesperson for the Amhara regional administration and federal government spokesperson Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the wave of arrests.
More than 200 of the suspects are accused of killings, Amhara state security official Desalegne Tasew told the Amhara Media Corporation, accusing them of conducting "illegal activities" in the name of the Fano paramilitary group. It was not clear why the rest were being detained.