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Coalition of NGO, Diaspora Groups Support Congressional Hearing on Human Rights in Ethiopia

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March 9, 2017, Washington D.C. The undersigned civil society organizations applaud Chairman Chris Smith, and Ranking Member Karen Bass of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committees Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations for holding a hearing on Ethiopia today entitled, “Ethiopia: Democracy Under Threat.” The hearing draws much-needed attention to […]

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Police failed to bring Dr. Merera Gudina to court as called by Yonatan Tesfaye for defense witness – Jan 4, 2017 hearing

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Imprisoned journalist Eskinder Nega was in court to testify for activist Yonatan One of the defense witnesses for human rights activist and Semayawi Party former public relations head Yonatan Tesfaye, Dr. Merera Gudina, who recently has been arrested for testifying human rights situations in Ethiopia at the European Union (EU), was not brought to court. […]

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Activist Nigist Yirga charged with terrorism for participating in peaceful protest: January 13th hearing

Activist Nigist Yirga who has been jailed for participating in a peaceful protest in Gondar, Ethiopia charged with terrorism after spending over four months in Maekelawi Federal Police Investigation Bureau. She was kidnapped in Gondar in September and soon brought to Maekelawi. Nigist Yirga is known for a viral photo, wearing a t-shirt showing portrait […]

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