Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Rights watchdog urges Ethiopia to bring human rights abusers to justice

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) The Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian authorities should do more to bring to justice former officials and security personnel who were responsible for the death of hundreds of people across the country. Continuing its series of reports on Ethiopia and reviewing the one year performance of the government of Abiy Ahmed, the ...

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    Ethiopia: Rights watchdog says human rights landscape transformed in 2018

    ESAT News (January 18, 2019) The Human Rights Watch said the human rights situation in Ethiopia has transformed for the better after a new Prime Minister was installed last April. “After years of widespread protests against government policies, and brutal security force repression, the human rights landscape transformed in 2018 after Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April,” said the ...

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      Ethiopia: Rights watchdog renews call for justice in Somali region

      ESAT News (August 20, 2018) The Human Rights Watch urge the Ethiopian government to investigate rights abuses in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, including investigations on former and current regional officials, and bring perpetrators to justice. Renewing its call for justice in the Somali region, the rights watchdog said “the government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent ...

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        Ethiopia: “We are Like the Dead,” Jail Ogaden prisoners tell Human Rights Watch

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 5, 2018) A damning report by a rights watchdog exposed horrific torture committed against prisoners in Jail Ogaden, a prison in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia. Located in the regional capital JiJiga, Jail Ogaden holds prisoners accused of being members and supporters of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a Front that until ...

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          Group urges Congress to probe spying partnership with Ethiopian tyranny

          ESAT News (October 3, 2017) A rights defender urged the U.S. Congress to ask the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense on the status of the surveillance partnership with the Ethiopian regime to ensure that the U.S. is not facilitating human rights violations in Ethiopia. “It is high time for the US administration and Congress to reckon with ...

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            Ethiopia’s refugees unsafe in Kenya and elsewhere: Human Rights Watch

            ESAT News (September 21, 2017) Human Rights Watch said it has documented numerous cases of harassment and threats against Ethiopian asylum seekers in Kenya and elsewhere since 2010. Horn of Africa senior researcher for the watchdog group, Felix Horne, wrote in a report titled “The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled,” that Ethiopian asylum seekers were “assaulted, ...

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              Ethiopia: International inquiry needed into deaths at 2016 Irreecha festival: Human Rights Watch

              ESAT News (September 19, 2017) The Human Rights Watch said it found evidence that security forces of the regime “not only triggered the stampede that caused many deaths but subsequently shot and killed some members of the crowd.” In a report released today in connection with the one year anniversary of the death of hundreds of festival goers in Bishoftu, ...

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                ESAT Special Interview with Felix Horne of Human Rights Watch on Brutal Crackdown in Oromia

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