The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is alarmed by the public parading and extrajudicial killing of a suspected criminal offender, Amanuel Wondimu, in Dembi Dollo, Kelem Wollega zone on May 11, 2021 by security forces. The Commission condemns all forms of extrajudicial killings in the strongest terms and reiterates its message on the use of only lawful means for all law enforcement operations.
Extrajudicial killings undermine confidence in the rule of law and reverse any gains made in this regard. EHRC urges authorities to immediately investigate this incident and take appropriate measures. The Commission is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to inform on its findings.