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How State Restrictions Are Reshaping Civic Space Around the World: The Case of Ethiopia Under Rogue TPLF Included

26 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Saskia Brechernmacher, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace May 22, 2017
 

“In addition to heightened administrative and legal harassment, activists fear prosecution under sweeping anti-terrorism measures. Ethiopian authorities have used the 2009 Anti-Terror Proclamation to selectively target journalists, lawyers, and civil society leaders…In Ethiopia, the 2009 Charities and Societies Proclamation effectively bars a wide range of advocacy and rights organizations from receiving external support—while preserving access to such funding for development and service delivery organizations…In Ethiopia, hundreds of organization decided to abandon rights-based programming and shift their focus toward politically neutral capacity-building and local service delivery in order to preserve their access to foreign support. A 2011 survey found that 70% of development NGOs and 44% of human rights organizations changed their mandates and activities in response to the government’s NGO regulations.

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Depth of TPLF’s sinking reduces European lawmakers to terrorists – the death of common sense in Ethiopia!

10 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Associated Press
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia said Monday it will not release a leading opposition figure detained under the country’s state of emergency after meeting with European lawmakers in Belgium.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters that Merara Gudina of the Oromo Federalist Congress party instead will face justice.
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TPLF determined to rule by gun, Bahir Dar witnesses heavy fire & many deaths; regime en mass throws Addis Abeba youth to prisons, as parts of Gondar engages the army

7 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Africanews reports anti-Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) protesters have remobilized in the northern Ethiopia’s historic city of Bahir Dar on Sunday to continue the nationwide protests that were marked by violence on Saturday in the capital Addis Ababa, almost all parts of Oromia and the of Amhara region.
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The height of TPLF cruelty:       Prison Police bring Bekele Gerba et.al to court barefeet, wearing only shorts and t-shirts

3 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mahlet Fasil, Addis Standard
 

*   The police failed to bring Tesema Regasa and 15 others in the same file to the court

The Addis Abeba prison administration Qilinto prison police have this morning brought prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and the 21 others in the same file for a hearing at a court all barefoot. The detainees were also wearing mere shorts and t-shirts when they appeared at the Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench here in the capital.
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US expresses concern over TPLF terrorism charges against Oromo leaders; urges protecting & respecting constitutionally enshrined rights

30 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Hereunder is the full text of the US State Department statement:

    “The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were arrested in late 2015.
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US gov’t commission condemns the draconian prison sentencing of 18 Ethiopian Muslim leaders

9 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On August 6, 2015, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) – a bipartisan U.S. federal government body dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad – strongly denounced the convictions and sentencing by TPLF court of 18 Muslim leaders in Ethiopia.
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Barack Obama’s brief mission to Ethiopia may not be easy for both sides; he should prove his skills as leader at a time when TPLF is destroying Ethiopians by all means

22 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

While I am not known as a morning friendly person, Wednesday morning I got up early and sat in front of my computer. I started by leafing through pages of newspapers and web pages that usually carry some articles or commentaries on Ethiopia.
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Obama in Kenya: Controversial one-day Ethiopia visit left out of analysis that examines president’s legacy for Africa-US relations

21 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Dr. Adekeye Adebajo’s article, Obama’s visit to Kenya is like all his African policy – merely symbolicappearing on the July 21, 2015 edition of The Guardian, is good pointer and its criticism of President Barack Obama’s Africa legacies faultlessly preceise.
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