Tag Archives: Religious freedom

“We want our freedom, we want neutral majlis!”: Ethiopian Muslims reignite protest

5 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Ababa – Hundreds of Muslims protesters demonstrated in Ethiopia on Friday, demanding the release of 17 of their leaders jailed under terrorism charges last year.
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“የታሰሩት ኮሚቴዎች ይፈቱ” የሚለው የሙስሊሞች ተቃውሞ ቀጥሏል– አዲስ አድማስ

30 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ከአወሊያ ት/ቤትና ከእስልምና ምክር ቤት ምርጫ ጋር ተያይዞ የተጀመረው ተቃውሞ ያዝ ለቀቅ እያለ አሁንም እንደቀጠለ ነው፡፡ በየሳምንቱ አርብ ከጁምአ ፀሎት በኋላ የተለያዩ መፈክሮችን በማንገብ የታሰሩ የኮሚቴ አባላት እንዲፈቱ ጥያቄ ይቀርባል፡፡
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Is EPRDF Council on-going session truly dominated by motley of Ethiopia’s problems, or the party’s?

10 Sep

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

UPDATE:


    It is reported that the Council finished its meetings Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, it has not decided to tell the public anything new. The brief news items spoke of the usual stuff about GTE and problems of bad governance. In the case of the latter, it stressed the need for serious efforts to change the situation, according to Fana.

 

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At such an important moment for Ethiopians, when the nation is preparing to greet its Year 2006, the country’s ruling party has been in session for three days now. We are told that the council is deliberating, among others, on good governance issues. By definition, it means that the TPLF/EPRDF is discussing its own record of failures in delivering the services the nation has been in need of and demanding, without much success this far.
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Ethiopian state calls on religions “to nip off extremism & sectarianism showing in their institutions”

28 Aug

Editor’s Note:

    Why is it right for the state to use religious institutions to justify its oppression and denial of rights and freedoms of citizens under the guise of fighting terrorism? Does the state think citizens are unaware they are being called to be used by the minority group in power to strengthen its powers for more repression and oppression of Ethiopian citizens?
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“መጠነኛ የሁከት እንቅስቃሴ በታየባቸው አካበቢዎች አክራሪዎች በስሙ እየነገዱ ሠላም የነሱትን ሙስሊሙ ኅብረተሰብ የጥፋት ሴራቸውን ለማክሸፍ ያሳየው ጨዋነት” ተደነቀ

28 Aug

አዲስ አበባ ነሐሴ 21/2005 ሕገ-መንግሥቱን በመፃረር አገርና ሕዝብን የሚጎዳ የብጥብጥና የሽብር ተግባር ላይ በሚሰማሩ ቡድኖች ላይ መንግሥት አስፈላጊውን እርምጃ መውሰዱን አጠናክሮ እንደሚቀጥል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማሪያም ደሳለኝ አስታወቁ።

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Authoritarianism & state violence: Major causes of Ethiopia’s political crisis & resulting human tragedies

10 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

It has been almost 20 months since an unhappy group of Muslims began to protest against the top religious leaders of the Ethiopian Islamic Supreme Council.
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Semayawi Party condemns state violence against Moslem protestors

9 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

While strongly condemning the government’s usual tendencies and actions to solve problems by the use of force, in its statement Semayawi Party reminded the government of the need to avoid suppression of rights, lest citizens become optionless and move in unwanted direction.
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Tribulations of Ethiopian Moslems: Denial of religious freedom, justice, state violence & prison

8 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Andualem Sisay: Ethiopian Muslims clash with police on Idd el-Fitr day

Muslim protestors in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa clashed with police, resulting in several injuries during Idd el-Fitr prayers on Thursday.
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