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Ethiopian Ambassador to Sweden summoned over unfair trial of cardiologist

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 14, 2018) Ethiopian Ambassador to Sweden, Merga Bekana, has been summoned by the Swedish Foreign Ministry over a protracted trial of an Ethiopian-born Swedish cardiologist, Dr. Fikru Maru. One of Sweden’s top cardiologist, Fiku Maru established a cardiology hospital in Addis Ababa in 2007 to help his people. Dr. Maru has been in prison ...

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    H&M faces another scandal in Ethiopia

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 27, 2018) The Swedish clothing giant, H&M, has faced another scandal, this time in Ethiopia. The manufacturing giant has reportedly found to have been paying Ethiopian employees meager salaries that led to its financier Nordea Bank AB to hold its funds and put the clothes under the so-called “freezer box,” according to an investigative ...

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      Europe speaks against martial law in Ethiopia

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 22, 2018) Countries across the globe continue to denounce the martial law declared in Ethiopia saying it curtails basic human rights and worsens the crisis in the country. Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, said today that her country, which is a long-time partner of Ethiopia, is concerned about the re imposition of the state ...

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        Swedish MPs demand their gov’t to hold Ethiopian regime accountable for human rights violations

        ESAT News (January 8, 2018) Two members of the Swedish Parliament said their government should demand and hold the Ethiopian regime accountable for the various human rights violations in the country. Anders Österberg and Maria Andersson Willner both members of the Foreign Affairs Committee said in an opinion published in the Swedish media that “the violations of human rights in ...

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