Tag Archives: disappearances

Human Rights Watch letter to EU’s Federica Mogherini

24 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    Federica Mogherini (Credit Iran Daily)

    TEO is glad that the whole wide world has been noticing what the EU has been doing in Ethiopia – at its worst assisting and facilitating dictatorship and murderers in power.

    The day Ms Mogherini visited Ethiopia, TEO had terrible heartburn – just because of the repeated hypocrisy the top leadership of the Union has been exhibiting in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa.
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Executive summary: US State Dept 2016 report on human rights practices in Ethiopia

5 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    Inside this year’s report, in its opening page what is reported about prosecution of corrupt officials is not entirely correct.

    It states that the Ethiopian regime “generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption.” An individual or individuals in Ethiopia are seized and taken ‘to court’ for corruption under one major premise – the corrupt individuals are not TPLF leaders and generally Tigreans in good standing with the regime.

    By this operating procedure under the martial law, those who are penalized or their resources seized on mere suspicion are non-Tigrean Ethiopians, mostly Amharas and Oromos! This is a blind spot in this year’s human rights report.
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“ዓመቱ ለኢትዮጵያውያን የጭካኔና የአፈና ነበር”- ሂዩማን ራይትስዎች

16 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

ባለፈው ዓመት በተለይ በኦሮሚያና በአማራ ክልሎች የተቀሰቀሰውን ሕዝባዊ ተቃውሞና ግጭት ተከትሎ በዜጎች ላይ እየተደረገ የቆየው የሰብአዊና የዴሞክራሲያዊ መብቶች እመቃ መቀጠሉን ያስታወቀው ሂውማን ራይትስ ዎች፤ መንግስት የህዝቦችን መብት ማክበርና ማስከበር እንዳለበት፣ አሳሰበ፡፡
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Oromo Protests: Medrek criticizes conflict between PM’s apology for regime’s behavior & continued killings & mass arrests of Oromos!

3 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) criticized the recent “apology” of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn concerning the unrest that spread across the Oromia Regional State claiming that it was less genuine since mass detention and torture is still continuing across the region; that is even after the apology.
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በኦሮሚያ በተፈጸመው ጭፍጨፋ የሰው ልጅ ደም ደመ ከልብ ሆኖ አይቀርም፤ ገና ከአሁኑ በሕወሃት አባሎችና/ደጋፊዎቹ መካከል ቅሬታን ታች አውርዷል! ግንባሩ ግን ቅጥፈት፣ እሥራቱንና ምሥጢራዊ ግድያውን እያፋፋመ ነው!

25 Dec

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

– ክፍል አንድ –

በዚህች በአሁኗ ሰዓት፣ በተለይ በኦሮሚያ የሕዝብ ተቃውሞ ጋብ ብሏል በሚባልበት ሁኔታ እንኳ፣ የሕወሃት አስተዳደር በግፍና ምሥጢራዊ መንገድ ሰዎችን – በተለይ ኦሮሞችን – በማጥፋት ላይ ነው። እንዲሁም፥ አቶ በቀለ ገርባን ጨምሮ ከአራት ያላነሱ የኦሮሞ ፌዴራል ኮንግሬስ አባላትና ቁጥራቸው በውል ያልታወቀ የዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህራን ከአዲስ አበባና ከዚያ ውጭም ያሉ አክቲቪስቶች ከፈረንጆች ገና ዋዜማ ጀምሮ በመታሠር ላይ እንደሚገኙ ፕሮፌሰር መረራ ጉዲናና አቶ በቀለ ነገዓ ለኢሣት ታህሳስ 24 አረጋግጠዋል።
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OFC deputy chief & other Oromo leaders arrested; disappearances of political activists intensified; TPLF-slain Oromos figure reaches 86; prisoners continue to die in TPLF prisons

25 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ato Bekele Gerba, vice-chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), was arrested last night. While no official charges have been made,  if the past is any guide, he is being held on suspicion as one of the alleged organizers of the #Oromoprotests that rocked Ethiopia for five weeks in November and December 2015.
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Relatives fear for missing political prisoners from Ethiopian jail

25 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The Prison, which is jailed about several thousand political inmates that live in unbearable living conditions and systemically starved and beaten. This jail ,with its 20 unclean cells overcrowded with prisoners that experience lack of proper jail food services, lack of jail exercise yard, and has only two toilets that serve several thousand prisoners, moreover the Ethiopian guards constantly intimidate, severely torture including beating with strong sticks, electric shock, and suffocating with pouring buckets of ice water over the heads of the prisoners for confession during the interrogation.
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US State Dept 2012 Human Rights Report: A Look At Ethiopia’s records

21 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Security forces generally reported to civilian authorities; however, there were instances in which special police and local militias acted independently of civilian control.
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