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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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2017: Dictators take charge of the UN Human Rights Council, repressive Ethiopia as one of them!

1 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Today, the prevailing wisdom amongst Ethiopians is that Western support is guilty of rendering the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – Ethiopia’s ruling party – arrogant. It has emboldened it to determinedly pursue its trademark violent anti-democratic and anti-human rights policies, seen during this past quarter century.

As a not thoroughly-vetted carte blanche political gift, it has strongly and harmfully influenced the course of political history in Ethiopia.
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IOC says it would not apply its Rule 50 to Feyisa Lelisa’s defiant political action at the Rio Olympic against TPLF dictatorship in Ethiopia

27 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Ethiopian hero Feyisa Lelisa with his award at Rio

The Ethiopian hero Feyisa Lelisa with his award at Rio

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has notified Ethiopian Rio Marathon Silver Medalist Feyisa Lelisa that he would not lose his victory award because of the political protest gesture he made at the finishing line of the race last Sunday, according to BBC.
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