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A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment

A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment By Seyoum Teshome (Amnesty International) — Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. In September 2016, Seyoum was arrested and charged […]

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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora March 25, 2017 To: Oromo in Diaspora Dear brothers and sisters,  We are sending you our appeal letter to bring to your attention the critical condition under which the Oromo people are suffering currently and to earnestly request for your generous financial help once again.  We believe that […]

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Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini Source: Human Rights Watch Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human […]

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Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now

Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now By Eric A. Friedman Georgetown University, Washington, DC (O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health) — I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the […]

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UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia UNPO has released a report on human rights in Ethiopia, shedding light on the worrying situation of the Oromo and Ogadeni peoples. While international partners tend to hail Ethiopia as an African democratic role model and a beacon of stability and hope in an otherwise troubled region, […]

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC

HRLHA Statement on Human Rights Situation in Oromia at the 32nd Session of the UNHRC Oral Statement by Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) on Human Rights Situation in Oromia Regional State ETHIOPIA At the 32nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)  February 27 – March, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland […]

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Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump

Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump (Amnesty International) — The death of more than 60 people in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital over the weekend is a clear case of dereliction of duty by the Ethiopian authorities, said Amnesty International […]

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 (BBC News) — The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, […]

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A Government Plan, People’s Protests and Government’s Responses

A Government Plan, A People’s Protests and a Government’s Responses The Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency on 9 October 2016. Protests in Oromia, which later spread to Amhara and other regions, had been ongoing since November 2015. (Amnesty International) — The protests in the Oromia Region in November 2015 were initially against the government’s Addis […]

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

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 on Ethiopia to US Congress Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Thursday, March 9, 2017 Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the Subcommittee: thank […]

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Ethiopia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 – State of Department

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click Here for Full Report – Ethiopian regime practices (US Department of State) — Ethiopia is officially a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In May 2015 elections the EPRDF and […]

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report (The Telegraph) — Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean Sea […]

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East Africa: Researchers Give Khat Clean Bill of Health

East Africa: Researchers Give Khat Clean Bill of Health (Kichuu) — Khat, which was banned by the United Kingdom in 2014, is not as bad after all, at least going by a recent study commissioned by Kenya. The study, which involved more than 800 people residing in major khat growing areas of the country, was […]

People from Somalia and Ethiopia are detained on the outskirts of Khartoum in January 2017. Activists say Sudan’s crackdown on migrants and refugees has escalated. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported

EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported MEP calls for inquiry as Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum seekers receive 40 lashes and $800 fines, while activists warn EU migration aid is emboldening Sudan. Most of those arrested were Oromo people fleeing ethnic and political repression. The EU is facing calls to […]

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader Arrest Came After Hearing in European Parliament Felix Horne, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa #Ethiopia opposition leader charged under ATP. Credible dialogue with opposition not possible if leaders in prison! https://t.co/qOxJAOhPxf — Felix Horne (@FelixHorne1) February 27, 2017 Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. […]

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The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre

The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre By Befeqadu Hailu (Amnesty) — Befeqadu Hailu, a member of the Zone-9 blogging group was arrested for criticizing the State of Emergency Declaration, in an interview he gave to the Voice of America. In this note, he shares what he witnessed during his stay at Awash Sebat Military […]

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Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session RES. 128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2017 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Veasey, and Mr. Ellison) submitted the following resolution; which was referred […]

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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities […]

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HRLHA: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Human Rights League of Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Written Statement: Submitted to United Nations Human Rights Council, 34th Session 27 February – 24 March, 2017 Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention (Country- Ethiopia) Geneva, 12 February, 2017 ETHIOPIA: ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN OROMIA ESCALATE AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY […]

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Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans – Water Levels down

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans Lake Turkana Water Levels down, further drop expected Nairobi (HRW) – Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

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