Category Archives: Human Rights

World Report 2020: Ethiopia – Human Rights Watch – Afaan Oromoo version included

World Report 2020: Ethiopia – Human Rights Watch – Afaan Oromoo version included (hrw) – Human rights reforms implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during his first year in office were threatened in 2019 by communal, including ethnic, conflict and… Read More »

Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression

Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression Revise Draft Law on Hate Speech, Disinformation (Nairobi, December 20, 2019 (HRW) – Ethiopian lawmakers should significantly revise the draft law on hate speech and disinformation currently before parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved,… Read More »

Gabaasa ‘OSG’: ‘Ji’oota jahaan darban Oromoonni 64 ajjeefaman’

Gabaasa ‘OSG’: ‘Ji’oota jahaan darban Oromoonni 64 ajjeefaman’ (BBC Afaan Oromoo) — Ji’oota jahan darban Oromoonni 64 akka malee ajjeefaman, 1400 ol kan ta’an ammoo akkanumaan qabamanii hidhamaniiru jedha gabaasni dhaabbata mirga namoomaa ‘Oromia Support Group’ baase. Gabaasi kun ajjeechaa… Read More »

Ethiopia: Release journalists arrested on unsubstantiated terrorism charges

Ethiopia: Release journalists arrested on unsubstantiated terrorism charges (Amnesty) — Five Ethiopian journalists arrested one month ago and arraigned in court on 3 October on charges of “incitement to terrorism” must be released immediately and unconditionally, after the police failed… Read More »

Concern over the worrying political, religious and security development in Ethiopia

Subject: Concern over the worrying political, religious and security development in Ethiopia September 21, 2019 Your Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Lorenzo Te’azaz Road, Addis Ababa Subject: Concern over the worrying political, religious and… Read More »

Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route [EN/AR]

Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route [EN/AR] Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions August 15, 2019 (Human Rights Watch) – Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a… Read More »

Interview: Inside What Was Ethiopia’s Jail Ogaden

Interview: Inside What Was Ethiopia’s Jail Ogaden Audrey Wabwire Senior Press Officer East Africa Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa Decorations on a ceiling in Jail Ogaden, May 2019. © 2019 Felix Horne/Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch) —… Read More »

Ethiopia: New journalist arrests put press freedom gains at risk

Ethiopia: New journalist arrests put press freedom gains at risk 9 July 2019, 18:34 UTC (Amnesty International) — The Ethiopian government risks rolling back the great progress it made on media freedom last year, said Amnesty International, after the government… Read More »

Ethiopia: Human Rights Commission must be reformed to correct miscarriage of justice

Ethiopia: Human Rights Commission must be reformed to correct miscarriage of justice (Amnesty International) — Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) must be reformed to enable it to contribute to the country making a break with its repressive past while promoting… Read More »

Make Justice a Priority in Ethiopia’s Transition

Make Justice a Priority in Ethiopia’s Transition By Haben Fecadu, Amnesty International Campaigner Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been in office since April 2 last year when massive political and economic changes took root in Ethiopia.  Within months of his… Read More »

Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Association

Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Association (HRW) — One year ago this month, Dr. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as prime minister of Ethiopia. His first few months in office saw many positive human… Read More »

Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Expression

Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Expression (HRW) — One year ago this month, Dr. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as prime minister of Ethiopia. His first few months in office saw many positive human… Read More »