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House majority leader, congressmen demand Ethiopian regime to give UN rapporteurs unfettered access

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 30, 2018) House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Chris Smith and Rep. Mike Coffman demanded that the Ethiopian regime should allow UN human rights rapporteurs to investigate human rights violations in the country. The call by the congressmen came at a meeting held between representatives of Ethiopian civic and political groups with majority leader ...

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    Ethiopia: UN calls for investigations into Epiphany killings

    ESAT News (January 23, 2018) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigations into the weekend killings of Epiphany goers in northern Ethiopia by TPLF security forces. At least 13 people were killed on Saturday and Monday in Woldia town when security forces opened fire at people who were chanting anti TPLF slogans on their return ...

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      Herman Cohen says U.S., Ethiopia should lead efforts to lift UN embargo on Eritrea

      ESAT News (November, 14, 2017) The United States and Ethiopia should jointly sponsor a Security Council resolution to lift arms embargo imposed on Eritrea in 2009, according to a former U.S Ambassador for Africa and a former Assistant Secretary of State. “In view of UN report clearing #Eritrea of all charges related to al-Shebab, US and #Ethiopia should jointly sponsor ...

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        Ethiopia: Spy agency use UN budget, vehicles to persecute dissidents

        By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2017) The Information Network Security Agency (INSA), Ethiopia’s spy agency, is using UN budgets and vehicles with UN tags to conduct surveillance, intimidation, arrest and to even carry out executions of dissidents in Ethiopia, according to well placed ESAT sources. The UNHCR and the Ethiopian regime have a joint programme called the Administration ...

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