Tag Archives: human rights

U.S. gave 28 day ultimatum to Ethiopia regime to allow UN rapporteurs

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 2, 2017) The United States on Wednesday gave a 28 day ultimatum to the Ethiopian regime to announce its consent to allow rapporteurs for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights investigate human rights violations in the country. House majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R) said he communicated to the Ethiopian regime that ...

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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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Ethiopia faces crises without guaranteeing civil, political rights: UN Commissioner

ESAT News (September 18, 2017) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that unless there is opening up of the political space in Ethiopia, the country is doomed to fail. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was speaking in Washington, DC to members of the press and the human rights community, where he recalled that his team of human rights ...

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