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Court Dismisses Yonatan Tesfaye’s Preliminary Objection, He Pleads not Guilty – June 21 Hearing

Yonatan Tesfaye

“I exercised my right to freedom of expression” Yonatan.  Federal prosecutor charged former Semayawi Party public relation officer and human right defender Yonatan Tesfaye on terrorism charges saying he was trying to draw out the Oromia region protest. Court dismisses all preliminary objections presented by the defendant on May 23, 2016. On June 21 hearing, […]

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Four Individuals, including OFC’s Leader Desta Dinqa , Charged for Terrorism on June 14th 2016

Desta Denqa is leader of oromo federalist congress

OromoProtests  #HRCrisisinEthiopia  #HumanRights  #Ethiopia Four individuals, including Oromo Federalist Congress party ( OFC) leader Desta Dinqa, who were arrested and detained for the last six months in association with the public protest in Oromia Region are  now charged for terrorism. They have been detained at Maekelawi investigation center for six months without any charges. Desta […]

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EU must raise treatment of Human Rights Defenders with Ethiopian Prime Minister


The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and members of the political opposition under the 2009 Ethiopian Anti-Terrorism Proclamation […]

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