In the run up to Ethiopia's elections, scheduled for late May, the ruling party, the EPRDF, is waging a coordinated and sustained attack on political opponents, civil rights activists and the media.
That is the conclusion of a highly-critical report released this morning by the international campaign group, Human Rights Watch.
On the line to Nairobi, Network Africa's Fred Dove spoke to the group's Africa Director, Georgette Gagnon.
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