The regime in Addis Abeba has mocked at the persistent and popular demand to release ALL political prisoners in Ethiopia. Conservative estimate of Ethiopian political prisoners has put the figure at least 45,000
By Hama Tuma
I wanted to write this article since last week but put it off due to lack of time. Netanyahu accepted a UN plan to end the deportation threat on 37,000 African refugees and I almost abandoned the idea of writing this article. Thanks to the extremist consistency of the prime minister (who rejected the UN plan ) here I go with my article.
For many Ethiopians, this is the season of the ultimate Dickensian Paradox. For some, it is the best of times, for others, it is the worst of times. Some are high in hopes, others are still shrugging their shoulders. Ultra-optimists are waving their, ‘a new leader for the new day’ placard, cautious souls are beeping their alarm lights. It’s a pandemonium par excellence. Until the dust settled and we start talking about things with certitude, better dealing with what we know.
H. RES. 128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia full text.
Response to an article written by Ato Abdul Mohammad that appeared on
Aigafourm on March 19,2018 entitled “Ethiopian Solutions for Ethiopian Problems”
Government sources say the military will be in charge via a command post, which will be "reporting to the prime minister".
Shifting alliances in the Horn of Africa have some analysts worried about a potential open conflict ahead
At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans.
Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry protesters have blocked roads and businesses are closed.
Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go home, where he was welcomed by thousands of people. He has been in prison since December ...
The nominal Prime Minister of Ethiopia has today declared that "all political prisoners in Ethiopia will be released". This is what the foreign media reported. However, the PM did not say that.
Ethiopia's prime minister has announced the release of all political prisoners and the closure of a notorious detention centre which allegedly used torture to extract confessions.
Deaf Ear! Blind Eye! Do Not Advance Security ---Seizing a golden opportunity for change in Ethiopia--
The Government of the United States Must Show Courage --- Siding with the Ethiopian people will pay dividends---
Aklog Birara (Dr.)
September 13 2017, 3:46 p.m.
No one can deny that Italy has had its share of the refugee influx into Europe and had generally acquitted itself in the handling of so many refugees. However, the handling of the problem with Eritrean and Ethiopian squatters in the particular building in Rome was a gross violation of their rights....
TPLF/ EPRDF thrives and extends its life span by creating distracting agendas, among other things. In the last few weeks, its attention distracting line-ups included arresting corruption suspects, calling an extraordinary session of the parliament, promulgation of new taxes, controversial of Oromia-Addis Ababa partnership law and ambassadorial assignments, to mention only some.
For Italians, it was a garden-variety colonial atrocity. For Ethiopians it was a modern war crime
Why the European Union, Canada and the USA Need a Unified and Prosperous Ethiopia - Part I of II
Aklog Birara (Dr)
Ethiopian Dialogue Forum Press Statement On the Ethiopian Council of Ministers Proclamation regarding Oromiya's special Interests in Addis Ababa
July 3, 2017
Posted at 18:00
An Ethiopian political dissident who campaigns against his government from the UK has appeared in court in London charged with nine terrorism offences.
A confirmed criminal from Ethiopia ,Dr, Tedros Adhanom, cannot and should not be the director of the World Health Organization. A medical doctor he may be (though this has also been questioned) but the Nazis and dictators have had doctors who condoned and supervised brutal tortures and killings.
Britain backed the repressive Tigrean front ruling Ethiopia since 1991 even before it assumed power. Using the famine situation in Tigrai in 1984 as a convenient cover Britain gave millions of pounds worth of aid to the TPLF which expectedly diverted the food aid for its military purposes.
The demagogy of progress of workers' rights in Ethiopia is nauseating and very false. Within the general framework of the gross violation of basic human rights the conditions of workers in Ethiopia has worsened.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission - presented its long-awaited findings on Tuesday. Almost 700 people killed
"The commission here is blaming a lot of the violence on what it describes as the opposition both in Ethiopia and abroad using social media to stoke the unrest," Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford….. read more>>
Human rights groups call for investigation after woman posted video to social media of her maid falling from seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt
Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday.
Joint Public Statement -- President Donald Trump's Administration Should Side with the Ethiopian People
Since the outbreak of the popular protest last November, the regime in Addis Abeba has let loose a campaign of terror against the people, killing thousands, declaring a state of emergency, rounding up more than 40,000 people (to add to the thousands others that it had incarcerated since 1991) and using its special terror forces against the people. In the last three weeks alone, many youngsters have been picked up in daily and nocturnal raids in Addi Abeba, Gondar, Bahr Dar, Dangla and other places. In Gondar and Bahr Dar, illings bu the regime's squads have been reported.
The brutal minority regime of Tigray People's Liberation Front's (TPLF) retaliations to the yearlong protests in the Oromia, Amhara and other parts of the country have been extra-judicial killings, throwing thousands of innocent civilians in jail, blocking access to social media.
Dr. Aklog Birara
I have known Dr. Merera for many decades; and have come to admire his commitment to academic excellence, peaceful resistance, Ethiopia's territorial integrity and sovereignty as well his unbridled commitment in defense of the rights and freedoms of all of the Ethiopian people.
Aklog Birara (DR)
By Ewnetu Sime
October 25, 2016
He later told the AP news agency that some of those had been released. ... Human rights groups have in the past criticised Ethiopia for suppressing ...
October 19, 2016
AHRE Press Release -August 10, 2016
Ethiopia: Stop using the state of emergency as a pretext to the escalating human rights violations in the country.
OPEN LETTER TO CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL
The EPRP (founded in 1974) finds it imperative to address this open letter
to you as you prepare to go to Ethiopia. Your trip to Ethiopia inadvertently
legitimizes one of the most repressive regime in Africa specially a few daysafter it has declared a whole country state of emergency to last six months and after the regime has killed more than 2000 peaceful protesters over thepast month