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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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UN Call for funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood

UN Humanitarian Chief calls for urgent funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood Addis Ababa, 29 January 2017 (Relief Web): United Nations Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Mr. Stephen O’Brien has just concluded a three-day visit to Ethiopia to see first-hand the impact of failed rains […]

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Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation

Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation By Adotei Akwei and Miho Mitobe (Amnesty USA) — At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region were […]

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Ethiopia: War Crimes Against the Oromo Nation in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: War Crimes Against the  Oromo Nation in Ethiopia HRLHA  Urgent Action The Oromo nation is under severe coordinated internal  and external attacks  by TPLF/EPRDF- sponsored mechanized killing squads. In the past three months, since  the state of emergency was declared on October 8, 2016, the  Ethiopian TPLF/EPRDF  government  has  deployed  its killing squad Agazi […]

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World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – Security Forces cracked-down

World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – security forces cracked-down on largely peaceful demonstrations (HRW) — Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people. Scores of people fleeing security […]

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Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Restore Rights, Address Grievances Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, […]

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 02 January 2017

Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 02 January 2017 Key Issues Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees (Relief Web) — Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined […]

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The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Protesters at the top

The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Peaceful Protesters at the top Amy Braunschweiger Senior Web Communications Manager (HRW) — The gunning down of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia. Animations depicting the devastation of Saudi Arabia’s male ‘guardianship’ system on women’s lives. From these to child brides and LGBT rights, here are the year’s most-watched […]

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Ethiopia: Social media and news websites blocked

Ethiopia:  Social media and news websites blocked by government to prevent protests Amnesty International UK Press Releases Google transparency report shows dramatic drop in internet traffic out of Ethiopia on two days when at least 100 people were killed by security forces during protest 16 news sites and access to WhatsApp blocked between June and […]

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HRLHA: 2 Months Murders, Tortures, Abductions and Imprisonments

HRLHA  Press Release 60 Evil Days In Oromia:  Two Months of Everyday Murders, Tortures, Abductions, and imprisonments under the State of Emergency in Ethiopia  December 11, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF’s  hidden agenda, under a democratic facade  in the past quarter century, has been challenged  by Oromo youth for freedom against subjugation “Qeerro Bilisuma” ever since March […]

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Ethiopia: Murders and Mass Incarcerations Cannot Fix the Deep Human Rights Crisis

Ethiopia:  Murders and Mass Incarcerations Cannot Fix the Deep Human Rights Crisis HRLHA  Press Release December 4, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF government boldly demonstrated its dictatorial behavior by arresting the Oromo Federalist Congress Leader Dr. Merera Giddina on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 under the pretext  that he had met with the other opposition political party-G7  leaders […]

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Ethiopia: State of Emergency, the Empire of Chaos in Oromia

HRLHA  Urgent Action November 27, 2016 The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over ten months (November 2015- September 2016)  led by “Qeerroo Bilissummaa” literally, youth  for freedom against subjugation, dramatically changed  the peaceful protests into violence after the tyrannical government mercilessly massacred over 700  Oromos at the Irrecha Festival,  Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, […]

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Take Action! – Blogger Detained for Criticizing State Of Emergency

(Ethiopia: UA 255/16) URGENT ACTION (Amnesty International) — Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu was arbitrarily arrested and is being detained due to his open criticism of the Ethiopian government during a media interview. He should be immediately and unconditionally released. Security officers arrested prominent Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu from his home on 11 November […]

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