Government hospitals in Addis Ababa reportedly refuse to treat the wounded.
August 8, 2013
Troops loyal to Ethiopia’s ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) launched a concerted attack against Ethiopian Muslims celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. A pregnant woman is among those reported dead. The number of those killed and wounded is still not clear.
The TPLF regime used the last few weeks to prepare a propaganda offensive and to ready its military and intelligence services to break the back of the eighteen-month movement. The Muslim protests are in response to government interference in religious affairs.