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How US Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes—the Ethiopia Case

3 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government’s criminalization of dissent and politically motivated detentions. The United States is not alone in its assistance. Ethiopia has also used hacking technologies obtained from abroad to spy on diaspora living in the United States. It is high time for the US administration and Congress to reckon with the human rights abuses of the Ethiopian government, and how the sharing of national security technologies is enabling the regime.
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ወጣቱ ፖለቲከኛ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በአሸባሪው የሕወሃት አስተዳደር የሽብርተኝነት ክስ ተመሰረተበት! ለኢትዮጵያዉያን አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ዕለት! የሕወሃት ግፍ መች ይሆን የሚያበቃው?

5 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን፣ The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የቀድሞ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ አባል ወጣት ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በተለያዩ ድረ-ገጾች ላይ በቅርቡ በኦሮሚያ ክልል የተቀሰቀሰውን ተቃውሞ ተከትሎ ለእስር ተዳርጎ የነበረው የጻፋቸው ጹሁፎችና አስተያየቶች በማስረጃነት ቀርበውበት የሽብርተኛ ወንጀል ክስ ተመስርቶበታል።
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Ethiopian journalist branded a ‘terrorist’ and locked up for 18 years wins 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom: Day of shame for TPLF

9 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
By William Turnvill, Press Gazette

An Ethiopian journalist branded a “terrorist” and currently serving an 18-year prison sentence has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom.
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Abebe Gellaw brings TPLF’s repression in Ethiopia to Obama’s attention

9 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

A Bay area blogger wrote, while President Obama was speaking, “someone in the crowd began shouting something unintelligible about freedom. “You kind of screwed up my ending,” said the President, who’d clearly been about to close.
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