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Ethiopia: Amnesty International Report 2016/17

March 25, 2017 More

Ethiopia 2016/2017 Prolonged protests over political, economic, social and cultural grievances were met with excessive and lethal force by police. The crackdown on the political opposition saw mass arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, unfair trials and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and association. On 9 October, the government announced a state […]

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

March 10, 2017 More

Human Rights Watch Statement on Ethiopia to US Congress Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health,

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US Departments of State: Ethiopia 2016 Human Rights Report

February 25, 2017 More

US Departments of State: Ethiopia 2016 Human Rights Report, pdf EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 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 affiliated parties won all 547 House of People’s Representatives seats to remain […]

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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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