Identity based extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations – Summary findings of human rights reports from Human Rights Council- Ethiopia

Human Rights Council (HRC), Civic organizations based in Ethiopia had released 139th and 141th Special Reports that revealed identity based extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations in Somali, Tigray, Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regions by government security forces. Somali Region HRC, in its 139th Special Report which was released on 01 […]

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Democracy, Human Rights and Diaspora Groups Urge Congress to Pass H. Res. 128 on Ethiopia

Ethiopia is at a crossroads.  On Monday, April 2, a new Prime Minister, selected from within the ruling coalition, delivered a speech about planned reforms while the country was under another State of Emergency. At such a juncture, amid mounting pressures, the role of the US, Ethiopia’s longstanding international ally to encourage critically-needed reforms and […]

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Joint civil society letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders

Prime Minister-Designate, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali Cc: Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative 29 March 2018 Your Excellencies, The undersigned international, regional and national human rights and development organisations write to express our grave concern over the recent arrest of 11 Ethiopian journalists, bloggers and political opposition leaders amid a new crackdown […]

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