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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of his official visit to Ethiopia

27 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Standard
 

“In the Oromia region last Monday, I met with the regional authorities and the traditional leaders, the Aba Gadas. While Government representatives accompanied me and my team during all the meetings, I was struck by the frank and robust expression of grievances by the Aba Gadas.”

  — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zaid Ra’ad Al Hussein
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Impending massacres in Ethiopia, as citizens gear up for further protests via tax revolt, despite 9-month old martial law!

19 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
For this article, the past is its guide — Ethiopia’s tragic experiences during 2016.

There being no direct and open communication at all between society and the state, the only resource left for citizens is to go out in a mass strength to give signal of disapproval or rejection to the the powers to be.
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Fire under Ashes:                            The Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights in Ethiopia

29 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Elizabeth Fraser, Oakland Institute
 
As massive protests swept across Ethiopia last year, the dire human rights situation in the country made headlines around the world. The Financial Times described it as Ethiopia’s “Tiananmen Square moment,” and then-US Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski called the government’s crackdowns on dissent “self-defeating tactics.”
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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights calls for investigation into TPLF killings of protesters in Ethiopia – Africa sinks teeth into Rambo-esque executions

7 Sep

Editor’s Note:

TEO would be hard put to persuade about the value of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (ACHPR) interest in being invited to investigate the TPLF killings of peaceful Ethiopian protesters. Put briefly,  we would prefer this to be the work of a more neutral and independent body(-ies).

Given the TPLF’s deceitful nature, it would jump on this offer aware that any of the African Union’s (AU) bodies are easily corruptible. While thanking the commission for its belated statement on the situation and interest in the investigation, they should be avoided at all costs.
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U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner contemplates investigations into killings in Amhara and Oromiya; those “peacefully protesting should be released promptly”

10 Aug

Editor’s Note:


    Civilized international conduct demands that the weekend massacres in Ethiopian should be taken seriously. Long before this latest one, there have been voices calling for an investigation into killings by the state and torture in Ethiopia. These were not heeded, because of which several scores of Ethiopians have been killed for expressing their dissatisfaction with the situation in the country.
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