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Ehiopia : U.S. Department of State Human Rights Practices Report for 2015

April 19, 2016 More

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. On May 24,

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Letter to President Obama ahead of visit to Kenya and Ethiopia (Human Rights Watch)

July 23, 2015 More

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Your visit to Kenya and Ethiopia Dear Mr. President: As you prepare

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UN demands release of British activist jailed in Ethiopia amid torture fears – The Guardian

July 5, 2015 More

The Foreign Office has pushed for consular access to Andargachew Tsige with no tangible results, since the British citizen was abducted in Ethiopia a year ago The UN has demanded the immediate release of a Briton held on death row in Ethiopia for more than a year, an intervention that campaigners say exposes Britain’s poor […]

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Ethiopia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 – US Department of State

June 26, 2015 More

(Ethiopia: US Department of State Human Rights Report in PDF) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In 2012, following the death of former prime minister Meles Zenawi, parliament elected Hailemariam Desalegn as his successor. In national […]

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Alarm Bells for Ethiopia’s 100% Election Victory – Human Rights Watch

June 24, 2015 More

(By Felix Horne ) Elections where a ruling party wins 100 percent of the seats in parliament should always ring alarm bells. Results in Ethiopia from the May 24 general election, released yesterday, are no exception. According to Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition won 546 parliamentary seats […]

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Andy Tsege: Fears grow over state of mind of British activist who languishes in Ethiopian jail – The Independent

June 17, 2015 More

Fears are growing for the state of mind of a British father of three who has languished in a secret jail in Ethiopia for almost a year. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, who has been sentenced to death, reportedly told the British ambassador during a rare visit: “Seriously, I am happy to go – it would be […]

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Ethiopia: Onslaught on human rights ahead of elections – Amnesty

May 24, 2015 More

The run-up to Ethiopia’s elections on Sunday has been marred by gross, systematic and wide-spread violations of ordinary Ethiopians’ human rights, says Amnesty International. “The lead-up up to the elections has seen an onslaught on the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly. This onslaught undermines the right to participation in public affairs freely […]

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UN investigates Briton on death row in Ethiopia

May 23, 2015 More

Special rapporteur on torture asks UK and Ethiopian governments about detention of Andargachew Tsige amid claims of ill-treatment The detention of a British citizen held on death row in Ethiopia for almost a year is being investigated by the United Nations official responsible for preventing torture. Andargachew Tsige was arrested last June while in transit […]

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The United States’ irresponsible praise of Ethiopia’s regime – The Washington Post

May 1, 2015 More

Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, speaks during the opening ceremony for the groundbreaking of the Ethiopia-China Dong Guan Huajian International Light Industrial Zone outside of Addis Ababa on April 16, 2015. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images)  By Editorial Board April 30 2015 ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. […]

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State Dept. on Anniversary of Arrest of Ethiopia’s Journalists

April 28, 2015 More

24 April 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. April 24, 2015 STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, ACTING SPOKESPERSON Anniversary of the Arrest of Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers and Three Journalists Tomorrow, April 25, marks one year since Ethiopia arrested six Zone 9 bloggers and three other journalists. These nine individuals—Befekadu Hailu, […]

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