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Women fill their containers at a water collection point in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Photo: OCHA Ethiopia/Zelalem Letyibelu

UN experts call on Ethiopia to allow international panel to help probe violence against protesters

10 October 2016 (UN News Centre) – Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts today further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests […]

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Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF Government has declared an official state of emergency in the Oromia region

HRLHA Urgent Action October 9, 2016 The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailamariam Dessalegn has informed the public  through the state run TV that a six month state of emergency has been declared as of October 8, 2016 because “the current situation in the country posed a threat against the people of Ethiopia” Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn […]

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Germany: Merkel Should Press Rights on Africa Trip

Curbing Security Force Abuses, Ensuring Justice Crucial in Ethiopia, Mali Berlin (HRW) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should stress the urgent need for key rights reforms during her visits to Mali, Niger, andEthiopia. Between October 9 and 11, 2016, Chancellor Merkel will meet officials in each country to discuss migration to Europe, as well as […]

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UN Human Rights Briefing Note on Ethiopia

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location:  Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Source: UN Human Rights Office of the High Commission There has been increasing unrest in several towns in the Oromia region, south east of Addis Ababa, since last Sunday when many people died after falling into ditches or […]

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Candlelight Vigil at The White House in Washington, DC

To: All Oromo and Friends of Oromo in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area  | October 03, 2016 Greetings, The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC is holding a candlelight vigil in memory of Oromo sisters and brothers who lost their lives by a deliberate violent action of the Ethiopian dictatorial regime on Irreecha 2016. The candlelight […]

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The Ethiopian Government is utterly responsible for the unlawful killings at the Ardsade Irrecha (Thanksgiving) Oromo Celebration

Appeal for urgent action: The Ethiopian Government is utterly responsible for the unlawful killings at the Ardsade Irrecha (Thanksgiving) Oromo Celebration To: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Dear Commissioner, Oromia Support Group Australia extremely shocked about the killings of innocent […]

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Ethiopia: Deadliest TPLF/EPRDF Mass Murder In Oromia

HRLHA Urgent Action ——————————– October 2, 2016 October 2, 2016 The HRLHA deeply condemns the mass execution by  the Ethiopian government sponsored killing squad Agazi force near Bishoftu, Oromia  where over 4,000,000 Oromos were gathered  to celebrate the Irrecha annual festival , the Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, 2016. The attack by the killing […]

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Coalition of NGO and Diaspora Groups Support Ethiopia Human Rights Resolution

(Amnesty International) — The undersigned civil society organizations applaud U.S. Representatives Chris Smith, Keith Ellison and Mike Coffman for introducing House Resolution 861, entitled “Supporting human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.” H.Res.861, introduced today as companion legislation to S.Res.432, addresses the ongoing human rights abuses and political instability in Ethiopia. It condemns the […]

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Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Source: hrw Geneva, 8 September 2016 To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council RE: Addressing the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia Your Excellency, The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely […]

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Press Statement of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Human Rights Situation in the FDR of Ethiopia

(ACHPR) –The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) is deeply concerned by the events unfolding in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Protests reportedly began in the Oromia region in November 2015, opposing the Federal Government’s plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa. Reports indicate that despite the termination of the […]

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Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF government murders Oromo prisoners in Kaliti prison

HRLHA Urgent Action September 7, 2016 Extra-Judicial Executions in Kaliti Prison The Ethiopian police committed extra-judicial executions against two Oromo prisoners,  Darajje Ashanafi and Buzaayo Ayyanoo and wounded two others, Ayalewu Wendmu  and  Wandwosen (no father’s name)  at Kaliti prison, Zone one on September 3, 2016, around 8:00 am, according to information the HRLHA obtained […]

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Press Release from OCA-NA: Fire at Qilinto Prison and the Killing of Political Prisoners in Ethiopia

September 4, 2016 Grave Concern and a Call for Immediate Action The Oromo Communities in North America are saddened and gravely concerned about the tragic incident that took place at the Qilinto Prison, a detention facility on the outskirt of Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), on September 3, 2016. Qilinto detention center is where many political prisoners, […]

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Ethiopia: Should a Government Ever Wage War Against its own powerless citizens?

HRLHA Urgent Action Addressed To: 1, UN Security Council Office of the Ombudsperson Room DC2 2206 United Nations New York, NY 10017 United States of America Tel: +1 212 963 2671             E-mail:[email protected] EU Parliament Director for the Media and European Parliament Spokesman Telephone number(+32) 2 28 43000 (BXL) Telephone number(+33) 3 881 74705 (STR) […]

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Multiple Obstacles Shall Not Stop Oromo Struggle | Gufuun Baayyatus Qabsoon Oromo Hin Dhaabbatu

By Ibsaa Guutama  | Gubirmans Some fifty years ago few Oromo youth initiated freedom movement that laid down the national Kaayyoo and paid heavy sacrifices but registered significant achievements. The movement is now taken over by legitimate owners, the Oromo people, making the road to its goal shorter than ever. Thus Oromo liberation movement that […]

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