Senior Ethiopian opposition leaders made their first court appearance today since being detained by authorities in the wake of last week's deadly clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators.
The 24 opposition members, human rights activists and journalists were not charged. However, they were denied bail and ordered held for another 14 days.
They were arrested on suspicion of instigating days of unrest that left at least 46 people dead in the capital, Addis Ababa, and elsewhere.
The Ethiopian government has defended the police response to last week's street protests, saying authorities are obligated to restore order. It has called the demonstrations illegal, and described them as "acts of violence."
Earlier, Ethiopia's main opposition party announced a week-long strike to protest alleged fraud in the May parliamentary elections and last week's show of force by police.
Patrols were conducted throughout the capital, where most shops were closed and fewer taxis and buses were on the streets than normal.