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Ethiopians hold demonstration in DC denouncing human rights violations in their country, demand US to take firm stand

  ESAT News (March 15, 2016) Ethiopians living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area held a demonstration at the US State Department on Tuesday denouncing the human rights violations perpetrated by the tyrannical regime in their country against the people of Surma in South Ethiopia as well as the human rights abuses at various locations in the country. The demonstrators ...

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    Survival International reports Italian corporation Salini to OECD over dam disaster

    ESAT News (March 16, 2016) Survival International said in a report that it has reported Italian engineering giant Salini to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) over its construction of a controversial dam which is set to destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia and Kenya. The dam has cut off the Omo River’s ...

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      Rights group documents extrajudicial killings, torture, rape in the Oromia region of Ethiopia

      ESAT News (March 15, 2016) The Human Rights Council in Ethiopia released a report on Monday listing names and pictures of peaceful protesters killed and injured in the Oromia region of Ethiopia in the last four months. The Council reports of extrajudicial killings, rape, abduction, torture, beatings and other violations perpetrated by forces of the tyrannical regime. The report released ...

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        Two killed in Konso, several feared injured

        ESAT News (March 14, 2016) Ethiopian regime forces on Sunday killed two people in Konso, in the south of the country, where residents of the area have for weeks been protesting the tyrannical government which ignored their demand for a zonal self-administration. Fantaye Korya Konte and Daniel Tulu Kero were shot and killed on Sunday by the regime’s special forces ...

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          A former MP says crime against the Surma people had links to land grab and land taken by South Sudan

          ESAT News (March 10, 2016) A former Member of Parliament and deputy administrator of the Bench Maji zone in south Ethiopia said the crimes perpetrated against the people of Surma in the lower Omo Valley had direct links to the unbridled land grab by officials of the minority regime as well as the 100km land given to South Sudan. The ...

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            Ethiopian Premier vows to crackdown on the growing demand by ethnic groups for self-administration and identity recognition

            ESAT News (March 10, 2016) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn vowed to crash demands by several ethnic groups in the country for self-administration and assertion of their identity, what the people believe was their constitutional rights. The premier, presenting his six month report to the rubber stamp parliament with all its seats taken by the ruling coalition EPRDF, admitted that ...

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              Ethiopian regime detains over 200 people in Konso, including traditional king

              ESAT News (March 10, 2016) At least 200 people have been detained in Konso, south Ethiopia, following demand by the people for self-administration as per the constitution of the land. Regime’s forces have been responding heavy handedly since last Saturday when they arrested Konso’s traditional king, Kala Gezahegn, a member of the elder’s committee spearheading the movement told ESAT. A ...

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                People in Dabat, north Gondar joining armed resistance groups in big numbers

                ESAT News (March 09, 2016) A considerable number of people are leaving Dabat, north Gondar, to join the armed resistance groups in northern Ethiopia following a brutal crackdown by the Ethiopian security forces against the residents of Dabat who revolted against the minority government, according to a source who spoke on the phone with ESAT Radio on Tuesday. The people ...

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                  Students of AAU, Nekmte University stage protests

                  ESAT News (March 8, 2016) Students of Addis Ababa University staged a demonstration on Tuesday demanding an end to the brutal crackdown by security forces against protesters in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The students marched to the US Embassy located near the main campus carrying white cloth as a sign of peace. The students said they wanted to bring ...

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                    Security forces kill one person as tension continues in Konso

                    ESAT News (March 8, 2016) Ethiopian regime security forces killed a man in Koso as tension continued for the fourth day on Tuesday following heightened confrontations on Saturday between the forces and the people of Konso who have been demanding their constitutional rights of self-administration as enshrined in the Ethiopian constitution. Sources said Mr. Soyta Gara was killed in a ...

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