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At Least Nine United Nations Staff Members And Their Dependents Have Been Detained In Ethiopian Capital

World Desk, Amar Ujala,

Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Tue, 09 Nov 2021 10:09 PM IST

Summary

The United Nations has urged Ethiopia’s foreign ministry to immediately release those detained in Addis Ababa.

At least nine UN staff members and their dependents have been detained in the Ethiopian capital. The UN itself gave this information today. A UN spokesman said on Tuesday that the United Nations has urged Ethiopia’s foreign ministry to immediately release those detained in Addis Ababa.

The spokesman said UN security officials had met with the detained personnel.

Ethiopia’s government, which has been battling forces in the northern Tigrayan region for a year, in late September ordered the expulsion of seven senior UN officials for meddling in its internal affairs.

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At least nine UN staff members and their dependents have been detained in the Ethiopian capital. The UN itself gave this information today. A UN spokesman said on Tuesday that the United Nations has urged Ethiopia’s foreign ministry to immediately release those detained in Addis Ababa.

The spokesman said UN security officials had met with the detained personnel.

Ethiopia’s government, which has been battling forces in the northern Tigrayan region for a year, in late September ordered the expulsion of seven senior UN officials for meddling in its internal affairs.

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