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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…

Ethiopia’s move to block social Media, News sites is illegal: report

Ethiopia’s move to block social Media, News sites is illegal: report

(By Tesfa-Alem Tekle) December 14, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – A new report says Ethiopia’s move to block social media and news websites during months long deadly protests was illegal. Research…

Ethiopia: Government blocking of websites during protests widespread, systematic and illegal

Ethiopia: Government blocking of websites during protests widespread, systematic and illegal

The Ethiopian government systematically and illegally blocked access to social media and news websites in its efforts to crush dissent and prevent reporting of attacks on protesters by security forces…

Ordeals in Ethiopia : A Student From Addis Ababa University narrates what he encountered

Ordeals in Ethiopia : A Student From Addis Ababa University narrates what he encountered

Ethiopia : Freedom House Report Mentions Ethiopia 4th from the bottom

Ethiopia : Freedom House Report Mentions Ethiopia 4th from the bottom

Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the rapid dissemination of…

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia

November 4, 2016 Dr Workneh Gebeyehu Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs P.O. Box 393 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Re: Human Rights Watch Reporting on Ethiopia Dear Minister, Human…

Legal Analysis of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

Legal Analysis of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

Summary On October 9, 2016, the Ethiopian government announced a country-wide six-month state of emergency. This followed a year of widespread protests against government policies that state security forces violently…

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian silver medalist in the marathon at last month’s Rio Olympics, was in Washington this week, calling on the U.S. Congress to take action in solidarity with…

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

1500m runner echoes protest of fellow countryman Feyisa Lilesa, who has now fled to the US A runner has become the latest Ethiopian athlete to stage a political protest in…