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UN zooms on TPLF regime’s dreadful rights violations, torture, disappearances & killings; HRC expected to act on much-needed UN access to Amhara & Oromia regions

15 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

2016 has thus far been characterized by the TPLF regime standing out arrogantly as heartless killer of countless Ethiopians and also for its rejection of international appeals for its horrendous violations of human rights to end. Briefly put, the horrors of killings, tortures, disappearances and all forms of violations of human rights in Ethiopia have stood the TPLF regime out as cause for the United Nations human rights bodies to be particularly concerned by what is happening in Ethiopia.
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Why US must stop enabling TPLF regime in Ethiopia

9 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Awol Allo*, Special to CNN

London (CNN) Ethiopia is facing a crisis of unprecedented magnitude, yet its government and Western enablers refuse to acknowledge and recognize the depth of the crisis.
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HRW interview about TPLF’s bloody crackdown against peaceful dissent

16 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Birgit Schwarz

Since November 2015, Ethiopia’s Oromia region has been rocked by widespread protests. State security forces have responded to the largely peaceful protests with lethal force, resulting in the loss of more than 400 lives. Thousands have been wounded. Tens of thousands have been arrested and many remain in detention without charge. Many of those killed or detained by security forces are students. Human Rights Watch’s Birgit Schwarz talks to Ethiopia researcher Felix Horne about what triggered the protests, why the government’s brutal crackdown has received so little attention, and how he went about gathering credible evidence for his latest report, “Such a Brutal Crackdown,” in a highly repressive country that refuses to let in human rights researchers.
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