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Video: Rights Violation in Custody – A story of Activist Nigist Yirga

Video: Rights Violation in Custody – A story of Activist Nigist Yirga

🕔05:57, 17.Aug 2017

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with EHRP The Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP) has shone light on instances of rights abuses in the country’s prisons. EHRP used the story of a young woman, Nigist Yirga, who has been held by authorities since 2015

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Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

🕔08:09, 1.Aug 2017

Direct message to Abay Woldu: you must obey & restore the words of King Yohannes & Ras Alula for the status of Mekelle city, Mekelle is not the capital city of Enderta & must be evicted from the city (By

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Rape as a War Weapon in the Ogaden Region

Rape as a War Weapon in the Ogaden Region

🕔11:44, 19.Jul 2017

The Ogaden is a region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The Somalis living in the region have been suffering cruel tortures at the hands of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)  forces. The situation is hardly known by the rest of the world

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The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia  – Al Mariam

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia – Al Mariam

🕔02:15, 3.Jul 2017

Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human rights advocacy, particularly Ethiopian human rights advocacy.  Tempus fugit

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Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.”

Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.”

🕔15:02, 21.Jun 2017

Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.” Washington D.C. — Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) submitted a letter to

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Op-Ed: The Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

Op-Ed: The Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

🕔11:33, 5.Jun 2017

Daily Maverick This past month we have met countless women and children in the Somali region of Ethiopia who have made astonishing efforts to combat the debilitating drought that is afflicting the area. We saw families displaying incredible strength and

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Ethiopia Jails Opposition Politician for Six Years Over Facebook Post

Ethiopia Jails Opposition Politician for Six Years Over Facebook Post

🕔06:04, 26.May 2017

By Aaron Maasho Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his

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Ethiopian Court Convicts Journalist for Incitement of Violence

Ethiopian Court Convicts Journalist for Incitement of Violence

🕔05:51, 25.May 2017

By Aaron Maasho  Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court convicted a journalist on Wednesday of inciting violence against the state with a dissident group, activists said, a judgment that an international rights group said was a bid to

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Ethiopia: Reeyot Alemu’s Open letter to the World Health Assembly

Ethiopia: Reeyot Alemu’s Open letter to the World Health Assembly

🕔14:13, 16.May 2017

by Reeyot Alemu My name is Reeyot Alemu. I am a journalist and former prisoner of conscience in Ethiopia. I was a columnist for Feteh (Justice) newspaper, editor for Addis Press and was also the founder and columnist of Lewt,

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Disturbing is Dr.Tedros Adhanom’s horse trading on human rights, ironically to become WHO head

Disturbing is Dr.Tedros Adhanom’s horse trading on human rights, ironically to become WHO head

🕔13:41, 13.May 2017

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) In the World Health Assembly, unlike the narrow pool of voters in the WHO’s 34-member Executive Board, one vote for 194 nations each is more promising. If my past experience is any guide,

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Ethiopia is a partner in human rights promotion and protection – UN rights chief

Ethiopia is a partner in human rights promotion and protection – UN rights chief

🕔05:15, 3.May 2017

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has described Ethiopia as a partner of his office in its efforts to promote and protect human rights. The UN rights chief

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Ethiopia: Universal Database to record the atrocities committed by TPLF and its allies on Ethiopians.  (by  Muluken Gebeyew)

Ethiopia: Universal Database to record the atrocities committed by TPLF and its allies on Ethiopians. (by  Muluken Gebeyew)

🕔20:24, 2.May 2017

  For the last 26 years and more, TPLF and its allies have committed numerous inhuman atrocities on Ethiopians which  at times appear unbelievable to be committed by fellow human beings. These atrocities includes killing, torture, imprisonment, displacement, dispossessions, forced

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Is there unholy alliance between former UK minister & Bill Gates, targeting WHO director-general’s election?

Is there unholy alliance between former UK minister & Bill Gates, targeting WHO director-general’s election?

🕔07:18, 30.Apr 2017

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) The former UK secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID) Andrew Mitchell’s article in The Guardian (April 27, 2017) is rather troubling. Through its sophisticated expediency, seemingly reliant on questionable Great Powers’ history

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Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

🕔20:17, 25.Apr 2017

    PRESS RELEASE Afghan Journalists Safety Committee honoured as Free Media Pioneer Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named

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Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia – Yonas Mebrahtu

Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia – Yonas Mebrahtu

🕔18:47, 21.Apr 2017

Yonas Mebrahtu/Germany On April 18, 2017, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, the rubber-stamp institution backed and sponsored by the Ethiopian Government, has released a report on Ethiopian protest started since the late of 2015. According to this latest report, 669

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Sudan: Torture of Channel4 journalists highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

Sudan: Torture of Channel4 journalists highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

🕔06:07, 5.Apr 2017

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY Spokespeople available The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide

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A license to torture

A license to torture

🕔23:26, 29.Mar 2017

By Seyoum Teshome 28 March 2017 Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. In September 2016,

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Human Rights Watch protests to EU over Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch protests to EU over Ethiopia

🕔22:44, 28.Mar 2017

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 express our deep

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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

🕔05:09, 24.Mar 2017

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 express our deep

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Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

🕔19:46, 23.Mar 2017

Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith Followers Concerning the Abduction of the Waldba Monk Aba Gebre Eyesus by Armed EPRDF Government Agents March 22, 2017 “… But don’t be afraid of those who threaten

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