Significant human right abuse in Ethiopia, USA Department of State

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Report April 13, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. On May 24, the country held national and regional elections for the House of People’s Representatives, the parliamentary body. The EPRDF...

Ethiopian students demand end to police crackdowns in rare protest

(Reuters) — Dozens of university students protested in Ethiopia’s capital on Tuesday, demanding an end to police crackdowns that followed months of demonstrations over plans to requisition farmland in the country’s Oromiya region late last year. The government wanted to develop farmland around the capital, Addis Ababa, and its plan triggered some of the worst civil unrest for a decade,...

Justice for Oromo People-TPLF death squad hijacked 53 Oromo from Sululta Oromia, Ethiopia

This is the list of people arrested in Sululta Oromia region of Ethiopia and their thereabout is not known. There is rumor that they have been excuted by TPLF paramilitary "beast" gang group. Moreover, families of arrest people were asked by Agazi to pay 200,000 Birr to see their children and relatives in the area. 1.Sabbooqaa Daadhii 2.Tufaa Qorichoo 3.Hundee Qorichoo 4.Badhaadhaa Qorichoo 5.Bonsaa...

Inside Ethiopia’s Self-Defeating Crackdown on Oromo Musicians

Author: Endalk, Freemuse and Global Voices While journalists and bloggers remain the primary targets of state repression in Ethiopia, musicians that don't jive with state propaganda also take the heat. Hawi Tezera, an ethnic Oromo singer, was reportedly beaten, arrested, released and then rearrested in the space of just seven days by government security forces in connection with her song about ongoing protests in Oromia, a southern...

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