Category Archives: Human Rights

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effect… Read More »

Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing Amhara students as universities close over Covid-19

Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing Amhara students as universities close over Covid-19 (Amnesty) — As universities across Ethiopia close to avert spread of the COVID-19 virus, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to disclose measures they have taken… Read More »

Internet shutdowns ‘not justified’ in coronavirus outbreak

Internet shutdowns ‘not justified’ in coronavirus outbreak Human rights groups are arguing that access to the internet is necessary during the global crisis By Rina Chandran and Emeline Wuilbercq BANGKOK / ADDIS ABABA, March 20, 2020 (Reuters) – Internet shutdowns… Read More »

Millions of Ethiopians Can’t Get COVID-19 News

Millions of Ethiopians Can’t Get COVID-19 News Refusal to Restore Communications Threatens Public Health Laetitia Bader Senior Researcher, Africa Division Twitter: LaetitiaBader   (hrw) — Every time you place a call in Ethiopia, you get an educational message about coronavirus prevention – but… Read More »

Ethnic and State Violence on University Campuses in Ethiopia’s Oromo and Amhara Regional States: Four Case Studies

Ethnic and State Violence on University Campuses in Ethiopia’s Oromo and Amhara Regional States: Four Case Studies Written & produced by Soreti Kadir Report by the Oromo Legacy Leadership and Advocacy Association (OLLAA) Introduction Since November 2019, over 100 students… Read More »

Two journalists and a driver arrested, held without charge in Ethiopia

Two journalists and a driver arrested, held without charge in Ethiopia Nairobi, March 18, 2020 (CPJ) — Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release journalists Dessu Dulla and Wako Nole and media worker Ismael Abdulrzaq, and let them work… Read More »

The Ethiopian Government should be part of the World Community Against Coronavirus by Respecting Human Rights of the Citizens

The Ethiopian Government should be part of the World Community Against Coronavirus by Respecting Human Rights of the Citizens To: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Avenue Appia 20 1211 Geneva Telephone: +41-22-7912111 World Health Organization… Read More »

A call on Ethiopian Government to give attention to Prisoners Safety

A call on Ethiopian Government to give attention to Prisoners Safety COVID-19 Now a Pandemic (Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa – HRLHA) — A pandemic is a global outbreak of disease. Pandemics happen when a new virus… Read More »

Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll Restore Internet, Phone Services in Oromia Nairobi, March 9, 2020 (Human Rights Watch) – The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families… Read More »

Ethiopia: Police must account for missing Oromo opposition leader

Ethiopia: Police must account for missing Oromo opposition leader 3 March 2020, 17:50 UTC (Amnesty) — The police must account for the whereabouts of Abdi Regassa – a senior member of the opposition political party Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) –… Read More »

URGENT ACTION: OROMO OPPOSITION LEADER AT RISK OF TORTURE

URGENT ACTION: OROMO OPPOSITION LEADE R AT RISK OF TORTURE Ethiopian authorities detained the leader of the Oromo Liberation Front, Abdi Regassa, on 29 February 2020. He was held incommunicado for 72 hours and remains imprisoned without charges. Mr Abdi… Read More »

Ethiopia: Vendor killed, musician injured after police attack opposition supporters in Oromia

Ethiopia: Vendor killed, musician injured after police attack opposition supporters in Oromia 17 February 2020, 18:42 UTC (Amnesty) — Police in Ethiopia launched an attack on opposition party supporters in the Oromia Region on Saturday, killing one person and arresting… Read More »