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UN Human Rights Chief blocked access to protest areas in Ethiopia

4 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have blocked United Nations access to areas that experienced deadly protests during one of the country’s most violent periods in recent memory, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein spoke during a three-day visit to the East African nation at the government’s invitation. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected United Nations and other outside requests to investigate the months of anti-government protests demanding more political freedoms.
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UN human rights chief pushes for inquiry into Ethiopia unrest

4 May

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during a press conference in Addis Abeba (Credit AFP/FT)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Channel NewsAsia
 
ADDIS ABABA: The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday he would push Ethiopia to allow his agency to investigate rights abuses during months of unrest in 2015 and 2016 in which hundreds of people were killed.

The Horn of Africa country declared six months of emergency rule in October after more than a year of violent protests in its Oromiya and Amhara regions. Demonstrators in the areas say the government has trampled on their political rights. The state of emergency has since been extended by four months.
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