Arrests follow Ethiopian deaths.
Many of the dead and injured had gunshot wounds.Ethiopia has put an opposition leader and his deputy under house arrest hours after clashes in the capital city left 22 dead, an EU observer has reported. Hailu Shawul heads the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), which denies organising student protests in Addis Ababa at alleged election fraud.
State radio blamed Wednesday's violence on "gangsters" while a government minister blamed the CUD directly. The EU's observer urged the government not to harass the opposition. Addis Ababa has seen three days of street protests at the ruling party's alleged massive use of fraud at the polls.
Final results have not been announced three weeks after the parliamentary election as reports of the fraud are investigated. EU observers have voiced concern over irregular vote counting and biased reports by the state-owned media.