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Freedom House 2015 Report: Ethiopia’s Status NOT FREE

Freedom in the World : Ethiopia Overview: In 2014 the Ethiopian government continued to suppress free speech and associational rights, shattering hopes for meaningful reform under Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Government harassment and arrest of prominent opposition and media members continued, including the April arrest of nine journalists who were charged under Ethiopia’s controversial antiterrorism […]

Ethiopia: Amnesty International Report 2014/15

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Head of state: Mulatu Teshome Wirtu Head of government: Hailemariam Desalegn Freedom of expression continued to be subject to serious restrictions. The government was hostile to suggestions of dissent, and often made pre-emptive arrests to prevent dissent from manifesting. Independent media publications were subject to further attack. Peaceful protesters, journalists, […]

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Ethiopia government intensified its crackdown on dissent ahead of the May 2015 elections – HRW

Hopes that Ethiopia’s government would ease its crackdown on dissent ahead of the May 2015 elections were dashed in 2014. Instead the government continued to use arbitrary arrests and prosecutions to silence journalists, bloggers, protesters, and supporters of opposition political parties; police responded to peaceful protests with excessive force; and there was no indication of […]

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United Nations Review Should Condemn Crackdown – Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) – United Nations member countries should call on Ethiopia to stop targeting activists and the media under draconian laws. The UN Human Rights Council will review Ethiopia’s human rights record under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) procedure on May 6, 2014. A Human Rights Watch submission to the UN on Ethiopia highlights its ongoing […]

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Response to References made about Ginbot 7 in the Report of the Monitoring Group of Somalia and Eritrea (here after SEMG), Pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2111 (2013).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEMORANDUM TO: The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee FROM: Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. DATE: October 27, 2014 SUBJECT: Response to References made about Ginbot 7 in the Report of the Monitoring Group of Somalia and Eritrea (here after SEMG), Pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2111 (2013). […]

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TPLF’s Minority Ethnic Monopoly of the Armed forces in Ethiopia ( A revisit after four years)

TPLF’s Minority  Ethnic Monopoly of the Armed forces in Ethiopia ( A revisit after four years) October 6, 2014   The monopoly of key government decision making positions in Ethiopia by individuals of one ethnic group, the TPLF led Tigrean elite, over the past twenty three years has never had precedence in Ethiopian history.  This […]

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የሕወሓት/ኢህአዴግ መንግስት በ23 ዓመት ጉዞው ያፈራቸው ጄኔራል መኮንኖች ከወታደራዊ አመራር ሳይንስ ትምህርት እና ስልጠና አንፃር ሲመዘኑ/ በግንቦት 7 የወታደራዊ ጉዳዮች ቡድን የተዘጋጀ ጥናታዊ ፅሁፍ ክፍል 1

የሕወሓት/ኢህአዴግ መንግስት በ23 ዓመት ጉዞው ያፈራቸው ጄኔራል መኮንኖች  ከወታደራዊ አመራር ሳይንስ ትምህርት እና ስልጠና አንፃር ሲመዘኑ በግንቦት 7  የወታደራዊ ጉዳዮች ቡድን የተዘጋጀ ጥናታዊ ፅሁፍ ክፍል 1 መስከረም 2007 ዓ.ም. የርዕስ ማውጫ መግቢያ. 2 1…… የወታደርዊ አመራር ምንነትና ዋና ዋና የአመራር እርከኖች፤. 3 2…… የወታደራዊ አመራር የስልጠና እርከኖችና ወደ ወታደራዊ የትምህርት አካዳሚዎች መግቢያ መስፈርቶች.. 3 2.1. […]

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Human Rights Watch – Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader

(London) – An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in separate trials in Ethiopia in 2009 and 2012. The current whereabouts of […]

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Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture – Amnesty International

URGENT ACTION:- ETHIOPIAN ACTIVIST AT RISK OF TORTURE Amnesty International Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian political activist in exile, appears to have been arrested in transit in Yemen on 24 June and forcibly returned to Ethiopia. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Andargachew Tsige is a British national of Ethiopian origin and Secretary-General […]

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Ethiopia: Brutal Crackdown on Protests – Human Rights Watch report

Security Forces Fire On, Beat Students Protesting Plan to Expand Capital Boundaries (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa. The authorities should immediately release students and others arbitrarily arrested during the protests and investigate and hold accountable security […]

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