HRW: Ethiopian Forces Kill ‘Up to 100’ Protesters

Governments Should Press Ethiopia to Allow an International Investigation As anti-government protests spread across Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions last weekend, state security forces once again used lethal force to break them up – killing as many as 100 unarmed protesters. More than 500 demonstrators are now estimated to have been killed by security forces

Waarom schiet Ethiopië vreedzame demonstranten dood?

Ethiopië moet buitenlandse waarnemers toelaten in gebieden waar ordetroepen afgelopen week tientallen demonstranten zouden hebben doodgeschoten. Dat vindt de Hoge Commissaris voor de Mensenrechten van de Verenigde Naties. De beschuldigingen aan het adres van de veiligheidstroepen moeten worden onderzocht, zei Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. In Ethiopië zijn bij recente protesten tegen de regering bijna honderd mensen gedood

Betoging in Rotterdam tijdens Ethiopisch feest

ROTTERDAM – Een groep Ethiopische betogers heeft zaterdag een jubileumfeest van de Ethiopische regering in Rotterdam verstoord. De organisatie spreekt van tweehonderd demonstranten, de politie houdt het op ongeveer vijftig betogers. ,,Er zijn geen aanhoudingen verricht. We hebben op geen enkele manier hoeven optreden”, aldus de politie zaterdagavond. De regering van het Oost-Afrikaanse land is

Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds

Free Wrongfully Held Detainees, Independent Inquiry Needed (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary arrests, and other abuses. The

HRW: Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia

HRW– For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent years, have seen Ethiopia’s security forces use lethal force against largely peaceful protesters, killing hundreds and arresting tens of thousands more. The government is

Ethiopia: Activist charged with terrorism over Facebook post

AP– A court in Ethiopia has charged a social media activist for inciting violence and other terror-related offenses citing Facebook posts as evidence. Yonathan Tesfaye, a former spokesman for the opposition Blue Party, was charged Wednesday by Ethiopia’s Federal High Court. If convicted, he could face a death sentence. Yonathan was detained by Ethiopian security

Hawaasni Oromoo Nezerlaand Ebla 16 Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo kabajate

Hawaasni Oromoo Nezerlaand Ebala 16, 2016 Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo bifa oo’aadhaan magaalaa Amstardaamitti kabajate. Guyyaa kana hawaasni wolitti dhufuudhaan gootota qabsoo Oromoo irratti wareegaman yaadateera. Akkasumas dhaloota ammaa isa harka duwwaa Woyyaanee afoo dhaabbatuufis diniqisiifannaa fi kabajaa qabu ibsateera. Guyyaa Yaadannoo kanaa irratti qabsayonnii fi hayyoonni Oromoo seenaa guyyaa kanaan wolqabsiisanii haasawa nama barsiisuu fi hamilee

ETHIOPIA: DEATH TOLL FROM SOUTH SUDANESE ATTACKS RISES TO 208

The death toll from cross-border raids in Ethiopia by South Sudanese gunmen has risen to more than 200, with 108 children kidnapped in the attacks. Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Reda told Reuters that 208 people had been killed in the attacks, which took place on Friday in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, in the west of the

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community? Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with

Hawaasni Oromoo biyya Nezerlaand hiriira mormii cimaa geggeesse

Hawaasni Oromoo biyya Nezerlaand jiraatu baay’inaan daanditti bayuudhaan hiriira mormii cimaa geggeesse. Hiriirichi kan geggeeffame magaalaa Dan Haagitti guyyaa Kiibxataa Bitootessa 22, 2016. Oromoonni hiriira kana irratti argaman sa’aa dheeraadhaaf mootummaa Woyyaanee balaaleffattaati kan oolan. Hawaasni kuni ummata Oromoo biyyatti ajeefamaa fi hidhaan dararamaa jiruuf deeggarsaa fi kabajaa qabus ibseera. Karaa danda’amu hundaan Oromoo biyyatti dhumaa jiruuf