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UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

Hussein warns autocratic regime of need for ‘more open democratic space’   The Ethiopian government is putting more than a decade of economic development at risk by banning meaningful political…

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

( BY ELIAS MESERET) ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 35 people and…

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations   Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the…

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a scathing report on the events that took place in 2016 in Ethiopia. The organization identified a string of human rights abuses – including the…

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Restore Rights, Address Grievances (Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown…

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

New York, January 4, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Khalid Mohamed and Darsema…

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Amsterdam, Washington DC, Minnesota – December 29, 2016 Top opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he…

Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

(By James Jeffrey) Since the government declared a six-month state of emergency at the beginning of October in response to escalating violence from protests seething since November 2015, internet restrictions…

Family of man held in Ethiopia urges UK to do more to secure his release

Family of man held in Ethiopia urges UK to do more to secure his release

The family of a British citizen illegally abducted and detained in Ethiopia has appealed to Boris Johnson to step up efforts to secure his release, as they prepare to spend…

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Nairobi, December 21, 2016–Ethiopian radio journalists Khalid Mohammed and Darsema Sori, who have been imprisoned since February 2015, were today convicted on terrorism charges by the High Court’s 19th Criminal…

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