Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Redemption of country should be priority, say exiled labor union leaders

ESAT News (November 2, 2017) Ethiopian former labor confederation leaders in exile said the focus now should be the redemption of the country from TPLF’s divisive and destructive policies, but not revising labor laws. The former labor leaders in exile issued a statement in connection with labor laws promulgated by the regime that violates the rights to association and other ...

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Ethiopia: Cassation bench overrules bail granted to Bekele Gerba

ESAT News (November 1, 2017) A cassation bench with the Ethiopian Supreme court has reportedly overruled an earlier decision by the court to grant bail to Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition figure incarcerated for over a year and half on charges of terrorism. The court over the weekend granted bail to Gerba as per the defense request that his charges ...

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Ethiopia: Congressman urges House to vote on Ethiopian resolution

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 1, 2017) Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado today urge the House of Representative to vote on H. Res. 128, a resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. The Representative from District 6 of Colorado who works closely with the Ethiopian community on promoting democracy and human rights in Ethiopia ...

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Ethiopia: Nine killed in clashes in Benishangul Gumuz

ESAT News (October 31, 2017) Reports reaching ESAT say nine people were killed in ethnic attacks allegedly instigated by operatives of the TPLF. Thousands of Amharas have also been displaced as a result of attacks by the locals. ESAT sources say in Kamash Zone alone, nine people were killed in ethnically motivated attack which sparked the displacement of Amharas from ...

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British International Development Secretary urges his govt secure release of Andy Tsige

ESAT News (October 31, 2017) Urging his government to get the release of Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian born British citizen on death row in Ethiopia, British International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said he is “confident a solution can be found to get Andy home to his partner and three children in London by Christmas.” In a commentary published in the ...

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Ethiopian ‘Red Terror’ suspect goes on trial in the Netherlands

ESAT News (October 31, 2017) An Ethiopian born Dutch citizen is on trial in the Netherlands for his alleged crimes in the infamous ‘Red Terror’ during the 1970s communist rule by Mengistu Hailemariam. Eshetu Alemu is accused of carrying out the execution of 75 people and at least 300 victims have been named in the charges, according to a BBC ...

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Ethiopia: Court grants Bekele Gerba bail

ESAT News (October 30, 2017) The supreme court of Ethiopia granted bail to Bekele Gerba, one of the key opposition leaders incarcerated for over a year and half on charges of terrorism, which were later reduced to criminal charges. Bekele was among 20 others who were imprisoned in April 2015 at the height of protests in the Oromo region accused ...

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Ethiopia: At least thirty killed in a week as ethnic clashes, protests continue

ESAT News (October 30, 2017) At least thirty people were killed in Ethiopia as ethnic clashes and anti-government protests have intensified in the country’s Oromo region. The killings of three people in Nekemte over the weekend brought the number of people who were killed in ethnic clashes and at the hands of Agazi forces to at least thirty in a ...

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Ethiopia: “I am worried Ethiopia will explode:” Ana Gomes

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 30, 2017) A member of the European Parliament who is a fervent critic of the TPLF said current political developments in Ethiopia could lead to conflict with tremendous consequences to the Horn of Africa. Speaking to ESAT on the phone, the Portuguese politician said she fears that the ongoing conflicts in various parts of ...

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Ethiopia: Two Agazi soldiers killed in ambush in Ginchi

ESAT News (October 27, 2017) Two members of the Agazi special forces of the regime were killed in an ambush carried out by unknown individuals in Ginchi 50 miles west of Addis Ababa. Two other members of the force were wounded in the grenade attack on Friday at a gas station. Agazi forces have huge presence in Ginchi where fresh ...

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