Ethiopia must respect rights, open democratic space – 14 US Senators


Ethiopia must respect rights, open democratic space – 14 US Senators Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with US SENATE 2 hours ago ETHIOPIA Fourteen members of the United States Senate have through a bipartisan resolution jointly called for the Ethiopia government to respect the rights of opponents and to end all forms of political persecution. Senators […]

European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings


May 18, 2017 3:17PM EDT Dispatches European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings Resolution Calls for Urgent UN Inquiry Into Protester Deaths and Detention Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa Today, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for a United Nations-led independent investigation into the killing of protesters in Ethiopia. Between November 2015 […]

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini


Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human Rights Watch wishes to […]


Thank you very much Mr. Bob Zimmer Posted by Habtamu Lamu on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader


Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa@felixhorne1 Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and attempting to […]

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions


  (Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to social media, and bans […]

Ethiopia: Draconian measures will escalate the deepening crisis

Ethiopia: Draconian measures will escalate the deepening crisis


Heavy-handed measures by the Ethiopian government will only escalate a deepening crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 800 protesters since protests began in November 2015, said Amnesty International today after the government issued a directive imposing wide-ranging restrictions as part of a state of emergency. The directive authorises arrests without warrants, as […]