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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Omot Agwa is food security activist and former translator for the World Bank. He is originally from Gambela region, Southwestern part of Ethiopia. He was charged under Ethiopia’s Anti-terrorism Proclamation (ATP) on September 2015 after more than five months of detention at the notorious detention center, Meakelawi. Omot and two of his colleagues were arrested […]

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On December 15, 2015, federal prosecutors charged 21 people of Oromo descent are charged under the ATP.  The defendants include students, farmers and businessmen. Since the first major crackdown following the Oromo protests in April 2014, dozens of students were arrested and charged with terrorism. EHRP is following the case of Olana Kebede et al […]

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 Journalists Khalid Muhammed and Darsema Sori were reporters for Bilal radio. They are charged under the ATP on June 2015 after they were arrested in February 2015. The charges include terrorism, inciting violence, attempt to establish Islamic state advocating for members the Muslim Arbitration Committee who had been in prison since 2012.EHRP is following their […]

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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new and unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) aiming at improving the human rights situation on the ground of all member states. Under this mechanism Ethiopia’s second examination under the UPR happened on May 6, 2014 at UPR’s 19th Session. EHRP strongly believes government of Ethiopia should […]

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