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Latest Urgent eActions. Ethiopia blamed Eritrea for backing a rebel group that attacked European tourists in the Afar region in January. Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. He was arrested after writing about the Arab Spring, jailed for 18 years and named a 'prisoner of conscience' by Amnesty 'He should not have spent a single day behind bars' - Sarah Jackson Commenting on news from Ethiopia that journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega will be among 746 prisoners released as part of a government pardon, Sarah Jackson. Amnesty International issued a statement today urging Ethiopian government to stop the killings of Oromo people by the Liyu Police in Somalia Region of Ethiopia. Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International Director East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes “The Ethiopian government must take action to prevent these brutal attacks on the Amhara community, who have been targeted due to their ethnicity and now face being made homeless,” said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. When you donate to Amnesty International, you become a force for human rights. Ethiopia, what a disappointment! Amnesty International. The government lifted the state of emergency in June. 'Ethiopia rolling back gains in press freedom'- Amnesty International [The Morning Call] Ethiopia's government risks rolling back the great progress made on media freedom last year. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. In August, the authorities announced the death of Prime Minister Zenawi, who had ruled Ethiopia for 21 years. Ali Saeed is a former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience who was imprisoned on more than one occasion because of his work as a human rights defender in his home country of Ethiopia. Amnesty International also called for Bush to be arrested when he visited Canada back in October. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Monday that the organisation. 'AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL': Use our search engine to discover peoples, companies and topics covered by Africa Intelligence. Their tyranny is coming to. See the Amnesty international Ireland review of Ireland in 2018 here. Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian aid organization which helps the poor and vulnerable overseas by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. An event organized by the Manhattan- based Amnesty International volunteer group, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled on the evening of Monday, October 24th at the New York Society of Ethical Culture to spotlight Ethiopia’s current political and humanitarian crisis. Each chapter. While welcoming recent reports that the Malaysian government would review the country’s mandatory death penalty laws, we are concerned that the government has yet to introduce amendments to bring national legislation in line with international law and standards on the use of the death penalty. Ethiopia: Police unit unlawfully killing people must be stopped Amnesty International, 31 May 2018 The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region, Amnesty International said today. and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. The firm has grown rapidly to become the second largest professional services firm in Ethiopia. On the night of 25 March 2018, Eskinder Nega was re-arrested, along with 10 other people. Spokespersons available to take media interviews Press Release Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the […]. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are all proving more and more popular when it comes to activism across the world, providing a space where people come together, exchange ideas, learn from one another, organise and have their say. Today's deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. Published: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Isaias oversaw an unexpected transformation of the country’s relations with Ethiopia in 2018. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e-mail. On February 2, the government of Ethiopia ordered the release of 10,000 detainees out of the 26,000 persons arbitrarily arrested during the protests. Selected for the Women in Journalism mentoring programme, 2018. Its mission is to undertake research and action focussed on preventing and ending grave. Amnesty International issued a statement today urging Ethiopian government to stop the killings of Oromo people by the Liyu Police in Somalia Region of Ethiopia. Seif Magango, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes “Such Twitter tirades by government officials clearly show the authorities’ intolerance of dissent and criticism by anyone anywhere, even at a time when the country is chairing the UN Human Rights Commission,” said Joan Nyanyuki. Amnesty International is a democratic worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. PSI/Ethiopia. Amnesty International’s East Africa region also waded in joining calls for a rethink of the PM’s position. Amnesty International’s review of the state of emergency declaration was shared with MPs in an open letter dated 1 March ahead of their debate. LSE SU Amnesty International Society … More Pride Week 2019 at LSE Amnesty. Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. For people standing up for human rights, social media is an outlet to make their voices heard. Below is a public statement published by Amnesty International. Between October 2017 and April 2018 Amnesty International interviewed 78 former Mercury MENA employees from India, Nepal and the Philippines, who are owed huge sums by the company. Amnesty International: Closure of "torture chamber" could signal new chapter for human rights 3 January 2018, Amnesty International — Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha Tekle, Ethiopia Researcher at. Welcome! Log into your account. Amnesty International States Housing Demolitions Made Dozens of People Homeless. Closure of "torture prison" in Ethiopia could herald new chapter for human rights – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL January 4, 2018 February 5, 2019 mereja. AIs vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was in mid September when Amnesty International released a press release condemning Abiy Ahmed after security forces indiscriminately opened fire at peaceful protesters in Addis Ababa, leaving five dead. Amnesty International Press Release. The organisation is calling for political parties to include six key human rights goals in their election manifestos. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic Amnesty International UK Horn and East Africa Group shared a post. The announcement came days after Amnesty International published a report which included contract documents and end-user certificates listing the Ukrainian state-owned arms exporter Ukrinmash as the prospective supplier of USD169 million worth of small arms and light weapons to the South Sudanese Ministry of Defence. Amnesty International, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (DefendDefenders) urge Ethiopia’s development and international partners to address the killing of at least 140 protesters in the Oromia region since December 2015. The condemnation came in a Monday. English News and Press Release on Ethiopia about Protection and Human Rights, Children and IDPs; published on 01 Mar 2018 by Amnesty Ethiopia: MPs must put human rights at heart of state of. The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. "It beggars. Amnesty International comment on David Kato murder, Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda, January 27, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In response to the murder of David Kato, one of the leading human rights defenders advocating on the human rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda Michelle Kagari, Amnesty…. Central to this project was a neoliberal attack on national barriers to the flow of labor and capital. Please email me updates on Amnesty’s work, including campaigns and ways to support us. Yalemzewd Bekele was released on the evening of 27 October, along with male university student Fasil Assefa who had been arrested with her on 19 October in Moyale in southern Ethiopia, close to the border with Kenya. In Ethiopia, an ever-increasing number of journalists, opposition members, activists, and other dissenting voices, are imprisoned in the eight zones of the infamous Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa. November 2018 June 2018 March 2018 April 2017 February 2017 December 2016 April 2016 February 2016 June 2015 March 2015 July 2014 November 2010 August 2010 March 2007 February 1998 December 1994 November 1982 April 1972 September 1969. 17 it said that OLF supporters attacked non-Oromos and added: “Social media was awash with hate speech against non-Oromo groups in the three days preceding the rally. He received a Master of Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant. Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. The Eritrean government ended its long period of isolation in 2018 when it signed peace accords with Ethiopia and was nominated to join the UN’s Human Rights Council. Transparency International - The Global Anti-Corruption Coalition Donation amount. The Ethiopian Supreme Court's ruling today that two members of the Zone-9 bloggers' collective who were facing terrorism charges under the draconian Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) should face a new trial for offences against the Constitution, partly for learning how to encrypt their messages, flies in the face. English News and Press Release on Ethiopia about Protection and Human Rights, Children and IDPs; published on 01 Mar 2018 by Amnesty Ethiopia: MPs must put human rights at heart of state of. UNICEF works across 190 countries and territories to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Februar 2018 Amnesty International, Amnesty Report Äthiopien 2018 15. A Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than 11 years has returned to Toronto after a gruelling campaign by April 21, 2018. Amnesty International is composed of 40 names. [1]It has lots of challenges: poverty, other basic needs and lack of democratic institutions to protect human rights. Amnesty International urges the Ethiopian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested. Ethiopia’s Current Situation. Crisis Group phone interviews, local journalists and analysts, September 2018. 2018) Ethnic violence in Ethiopia. Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the Palestine. Grassy Narrows Land Declaration: Federal and provincial governments owe the First Nation a debt of justice - Oct 10, 2018. In July, the UN Security Council renewed the peacekeeping mission in Darfur through June 2018, agreeing to dramatic reductions as part of an exit plan lobbied for by Sudan, and extended the UN. Amnesty International April 2018 Index: AFR 64/8161/2018 4 INTRODUCTION Eritrea acceded to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on 14th January 1999 and deposited its instrument of accession on 15th March 1999. ADDIS ABABA: At least 58 people were killed during ethnic violence at the weekend on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, an Amnesty International researcher told AFP on Wednesday. The compulsory service, which often lasts. Ethiopia Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 The state stifled freedom of expression, severely restricting the activities of the independent media, political opposition parties and human rights organizations. Amnesty International says freedom of expression is restricted and "arbitrary. Amnesty International’s East Africa region also waded in joining calls for a rethink of the PM’s position. Amnesty International condemned the government for using lethal force and mass arbitrary arrests. Subject areas include: foreign policies, international relations, international and comparative political economy, security policies, environmental disputes and resolutions, European integration, alliance patterns and war. On 13 July 2018, reporters traveling from Dire-Dawa to Addis Ababa were stopped by a group of youth in Meisso town - 300km east of Addis Ababa and accused of spying. On the night of 25 March 2018, Eskinder Nega was re-arrested, along with 10 other people. Xoghayaha Guud ee Xafiiska Hay’adda Amnesty International ee Kanada, dalka Kanada Alex Neve waxa uu ka dayriyey xaalladda guud ee Xabsiyadda Ethiopia, isagoo sheegay inay Maxaabiista si joogto ah loogu jir-dilo, isla markaana waqti dheer la iskaga hayo Xabsiyadda. (Amnesty International) – Ethiopia’s incoming prime minister must prioritize addressing the deep-rooted human rights crisis in the country, said Amnesty International following the election of Abiy Ahmed as chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party, paving the way for him to become the next premier. com June 11, 2018 February 9, 2019 Responding to reports that Ethiopia’s notorious Liyu police unit committed another round of unlawful killings in Somali Region of Ethiopia, that may amount to extrajudicial executions, claiming at least 14 lives over the weekend, Amnesty International issued a fresh call for the government to. The international community hailed former Prime Minister. The impact of nearly two-and-a-half decades of armed conflict in Somalia, compounded by drought and other natural hazards, challenges the resilience and the coping mechanisms of Somalia’s most vulnerable citizens. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban). Friday November 16, 2018 ADDIS ABABA (HOL) – Ethiopian police arrested a notorious army general on Friday on a warrant from the new government which wants him to face charges of war crimes committed in Ethiopia’s Somali state, police said. The Amnesty International Report for 2017/2018 harshly criticized European policy towards refugees and what the organization perceives as violations of their human rights. Amnesty publishes review of human rights in 2018. Spokespersons available to take media interviews Press Release Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the […]. Amnesty International’s review of the state of emergency declaration was shared with MPs in an open letter dated 1 March ahead of their debate. Responding to a statement by Addis Ababa's police commissioner Major General Degefe Bede that nearly 3,000 youths were arrested in the capital Addis Ababa over the weekend, and that 174 would be charged and 1,200 others would be detained at the Tolay Military Camp for a "rehabilitation education", Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's. The NGO indicates that these detentions "threaten a new era of progress in the field of human rights" under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check. New York (TADIAS) — Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is hosting a conference next month in New York City focusing on the state of human rights in Ethiopia. org EMF to discuss. Amnesty International's Deputy East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes Director Michelle Kagari said: "It's clear that as far as the Ethiopian government is concerned, social media is a tool for extremists peddling bigotry and hate and therefore they are fully justified in blocking internet access. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. The State of the World's Human Rights 2018/19. Today's deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. Amnesty International and Freedom House call for probe into Irreecha massacre ESAT Amnesty International and Freedom House have called for an independent investigation into the the massacre of hundreds of civilians in Bishoftu, Debre Zeit, at the annual Irreecha celebration, an Oromo religious festival. Rights group Amnesty International said it had credible evidence of the repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians from January to August 2016 in the western Jebel Marra region of Darfur. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing the Oromo people, Amnesty International said today. When Kaepernick protested by kneeling during the US national anthem at a football game in 2016, he drew attention to the disproportionate number of black people being killed by police in his country. This new round of arrests is a hugely regressive move that risks rolling back the progress witnessed in 2018. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to. Ethiopia and Human Rights Reform: Another Mirage for 2018? For long time Ethiopia watchers, the government's walking back of its earlier announcement was dispiritingly predictable and a. Ethiopia has been witnessing a rise in protest also in Oromia, where anti-government demonstrations led to the death of at least 67 people, according to opposition members and Amnesty International. Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian government of not doing enough to curb the violence that has claimed more than 1,800 lives so far this year. 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom. Amnesty International has given Colin Kaepernick its top human rights award for his public opposition to racial injustice. No deaths were reported from the Addis Ababa protests, but photos and videos seen by Amnesty International show police beating protesters with batons at Meskel Square, the capital's main public space. Thousands of Oromo people had been subjected to. The organization says it has more than seven million members and supporters around the world. hundreds of Amnesty Advocates have already signed up and we've brought a number of Volunteer Regional Organisers on board to help take Amnesty International into their regions. Senior Director for Global Operations at @amnesty | Human Rights Advocate | Interested in #SDGs | Opinions my own. frdam for all ethiopia View my complete profile. Amnesty International observed widespread hate speech on social media against non-Oromo groups in the three days preceding the rally. Tags: Africa, Amnesty International, Amnesty International Asks Ethiopia to Investigate Suspicious Murders and Human Rights Violations, Escalation of Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Must Stop and an independent investigation is Required, Human rights, Human Rights violations against Oromo People, Oromia, Oromo, Tyrannic Ethiopia. 'Today's announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in Ethiopia' - Fisseha Tekle Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners in the country will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha Tekle, Amnesty International's Ethiopia Researcher, said: "Today's announcement could signal the. Isaias oversaw an unexpected transformation of the country’s relations with Ethiopia in 2018. With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. Fisseha Tekle, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Addis Abeba, May 02/2019- Ahead of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the Ethiopian authorities must do more to ensure press freedom is entrenched both in practice and in law. Wagga darbe, jechuun October2014, Amnesty International, darara ADWUI ummata Oromoorra gaa’aa jiru kana erga qoratee booda gabaasa BECAUSE I AM OROMOO jedhu maxxansee ture. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. 17 it said that OLF supporters attacked non-Oromos and added: “Social media was awash with hate speech against non-Oromo groups in the three days preceding the rally. Amnesty supporters wrote numerous letters to Eskinder and it didn’t go unnoticed. The government is new and needs time, they also need support; Ethiopia’s major beneficiaries, Europe, USA and Britain, need to become engaged. The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience, in the east African country, said Amnesty International today as 528 detainees were set free from several jails. Amnesty International Report 2017/18 - The State of the World's Human Rights - Ethiopia The government lifted the state of emergency in June. com June 11, 2018 February 9, 2019 Responding to reports that Ethiopia's notorious Liyu police unit committed another round of unlawful killings in Somali Region of Ethiopia, that may amount to extrajudicial executions, claiming at least 14 lives over the weekend, Amnesty International issued a fresh call for the government to. Free Sign Up. They are charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital - Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for. Seif Magango, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. “Amnesty International is calling on the Lebanese authorities to end the kafala system and extend labour protections to migrant domestic workers,” the London-based rights group said. The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. Ethiopians prefer a multiethnic federal and democratic system of government that is based on constitutional law that guarantees free and fair elections as well as the right to live and own property in any part of Ethiopia. May 26th, 2018. Freedom of expression A number of journalists and political opposition members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on terrorism charges for calling for reform, criticizing the government, or for links with peaceful protest movements. We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. She is against any form. Ethiopian news: ethioforum. Selected for the Women in Journalism mentoring programme, 2018. “Amnesty International’s research points to a failure by the US and Somali governments to adequately investigate allegations of civilian casualties resulting from US operations in Somalia,” the report said, adding that the US doesn’t have a good process for survivors or victims’ families to self-report losses. 1 October 2018 Ethiopia: Deeper reforms needed: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review. The year 2014 marks the end of the 10th EDF (European Development Fund) and the beginning of the 11th EDF that is scheduled to last until 2020. Amnesty International (AI) is an international grassroots movement of 2. 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom. Amnesty International Released on June 7, 2019. News Business Ethiopia Saturday June 2, 2018. Updated September 25, 2018 Amnesty International condemned the recent arrests of thousands of people in Ethiopia's capital, saying the detentions "threaten a new era of human rights gains. Ethiopia: Journalist’s guilty verdict a further slap in the face for justice. When Kaepernick protested by kneeling during the US national anthem at a football game in 2016, he drew attention to the disproportionate number of black people being killed by police in his country. On February 2, the government of Ethiopia ordered the release of 10,000 detainees out of the 26,000 persons arbitrarily arrested during the protests. Zenawi remained in that position until his death in August 2012. 26/09 - 04:00 Ethiopia International rights group, Amnesty International, AI, has cautioned the Ethiopian government against. Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. Join Amnesty today to defend human rights and protect lives around the world. “Amnesty International believes that Julian Assange should not be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, where there are concerns that he would face a real risk of serious human rights violations due to his work with Wikileaks. As editor of the independent weekly newspaper Feteh, Desalegn went to court many times and was imprisoned from 2014-2017 as a result of his criticism of the national government, drawing protests on his behalf from the international press freedom groups Committee to Protect Journalists and Article 19 and from. We investigate and report on human rights violations, and we educate and mobilize the public until we make a difference. This week in Perspective, HOPE International Development Agency's blog Life is about to get much better for families in Kecha Senga now that two of the twelve water points in the remote community nestled in the mountains of southern Ethiopia became operational this month. Amnesty International bestowed its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, to Colin Kaepernick for his protest of racial and social injustices in the U. Amnesty International bestowed its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, to Colin Kaepernick for his protest of racial and social injustices in the U. Join Amnesty International's monthly Book Club to read and take action. Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the. Africa Ethiopia: Ethnic tensions continue to smolder in Somali region. English News and Press Release on Ethiopia about Protection and Human Rights, Children and IDPs; published on 01 Mar 2018 by Amnesty Ethiopia: MPs must put human rights at heart of state of. This followed renewed calls both within Ethiopia and from international human rights groups, namely Amnesty International, to dissolve highly controversial regional militias such as the Liyyu force. Feb 14 2018 4:02pm Ethiopia: Journalist's release must herald 'a new dawn' of respect for human rights Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prison. Data before 2018 are from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR ), Statistics Database, Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website. In August protests resumed in Oromia against income tax increases and calling for the release of Beqele Gerba, Merera Gudina and other political prisoners. IRAN February - July 2018 Source: Amnesty International Physicians for Human Rights Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident and academic,. 168 : 115: A resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Commenting on breaking news from Ethiopia that journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega will be among 746 prisoners released as part of a… Read more » May 16, 2017. The Ethiopian Community in Britain in Collaboration with the All Party Parliamentary Group, Amnesty International UK, TWS and other Human Rights groups will discuss the current rapidly deteriorating Human Rights situations in Ethiopia. His release came 2 months after the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam vowed to release jailed political prisoners. Amnesty International Calls For Probe Of Death At Egypt's Notorious 'Scorpion' Prison Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to “urgently carry out a thorough, prompt, independent and impartial investigation” into the death in custody of 30-year-old Hossam Hamed, a. Ethiopia's new prime minister, Dr. Ethiopia: A license to torture – Amnesty International Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. The condemnation came in a Monday. Global executions fell by almost one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade, Amnesty International said in its 2018 global review of the death penalty published today. Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check. Amnesty International Report 2017/2018: The State of the World's Human Rights. The UK-based rights group Amnesty International has censured the recent detention of hundreds of people in Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa, saying that the arrests "threaten a new era of human rights gains" recently achieved by its new prime minister. D November 15, 2014 Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Amane Badhaso, Amnesty International's Report: Because I Am Oromo, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Afar, Ogaden, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, Ethnic Cleansing, Groups. Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: The US State Department has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights The United States State Department report has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights. Amnesty International Welcomes Canadian Citizen Bashir Makhtal's Release from Ethiopian Prison and Return to Canada. In places around the world, LGBTI rights are still under attack: in Chechnya, authorities have detained around 40 people believed to be gay or lesbian, two of whom have allegedly died from torture since December 2018. She is the founder of the International Oromo Women’s Organization, a non-profit organisation registered in the United States. Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. 17 Jan 2018 20:37 GMT. Ethiopia: Final Days of the Regime. Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian authorities to thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa in which five people were shot dead. 2018 7:23 pm. Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) Amnesty Press Release, June 23, 2015. Join Amnesty today to defend human rights and protect lives around the world. The reality, though, is very different. Subscribe to France 24 now: At least 58 people were killed during a weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's. Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital - Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for "receiving training from the Palestine. President Donald Trump gave the Pentagon more freedom in its Somalia operations, and the number of airstrikes shot up significantly last year. See world news photos and videos at ABCNews. Yalemzewd Bekele was released on the evening of 27 October, along with male university student Fasil Assefa who had been arrested with her on 19 October in Moyale in southern Ethiopia, close to the border with Kenya. The film tells the stories of nine girls, from nine different countries: Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India and Cambodia. The country is the second most populous country in Africa with 105 million. Rights group Amnesty International said it had credible evidence of the repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians from January to August 2016 in the western Jebel Marra region of Darfur. The Nigerian Army has on Tuesday evening replied Amnesty International over a statement credited to it claiming that troops failed to protect Dapchi school girls from terrorists. Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" its largest ethnic group for suspected links to a rebel group, human rights group Amnesty International says. 21 December 2018 Ethiopia: Commentary on Ethiopia's draft CSO law Research Ethiopia. ” Imagine you flee for your life, only to be locked up for seeking safety. (Amnesty International) — Police in Addis Ababa this morning prevented journalist and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, Eskinder Nega, from holding a press conference to announce plans for his new TV station, Senai. Transparency International - The Global Anti-Corruption Coalition Donation amount. See the life-saving things your money can do. February 14, 2018: Eskinder Nega is released after serving almost seven years at Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa. Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian government of not doing enough to curb the violence that has claimed more than 1,800 lives so far this year. Amnesty International responds to the tragic passing of Grassy Narrows leader Steve Fobister Sr. Even if the Commission decides the case is admissible, a decision on the merits is far away. On Tuesday, Amnesty International published a report describing the security gaps that allowed the attack on Dapchi to take place. Ethiopian government to curb unrest in the Oromia and Amhara regions will only deepen turmoil that’s claimed more than 800 lives since protests began at the end of 2015, Amnesty International said. Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa, is still coping with the effects of its worst drought in decades. If you're found to have had a same-sex relationship, you can expect to spend seven years in prison. Amnesty International: Myth and Reality by Linda Rabben During the second half of the 1950s, as Peter Benenson was developing the ideas that would lead him to found Amnesty International, the Cold War was intensifying throughout the world. Amnesty International presented the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award to US football player Colin Kaepernick. Amnesty International: Closure of “torture chamber” could signal new chapter for human rights 3 January 2018, Amnesty International — Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha Tekle, Ethiopia Researcher at. Legal rights are diminishing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across the African continent. There have been many. Zimbabwe: Amnesty International reveals 12 bodies found; victims tortured to death HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 19, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Amnesty International today revealed that 12 bodies have been found in various areas of Zimbabwe. It was in mid September when Amnesty International released a press release condemning Abiy Ahmed after security forces indiscriminately opened fire at peaceful protesters in Addis Ababa, leaving five dead. Oromia, the country’s biggest region, is home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo. I just donated to Amnesty International!. The police have no right to stop press conferences," said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian aid organization which helps the poor and vulnerable overseas by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. Police officers blocked the entrance to the Hilton hotel turning journalists and other attendees away. Although it is close to two decades late, Amnesty International welcomes Eritrea's submission of its initial report. Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. 843 Amnesty International reported that, in the aftermath of the protests in October 2014, large numbers of suspected dis -. The letter called on MPs to refrain from approving the emergency measures unless there were clear amendments ensuring they are proportionate and comply with Ethiopia’s human rights treaty. Since then, he has pledged to implement progressive reforms and his government has closed Maekelawi. “The Lebanese parliament should amend the labour law to include domestic workers under its protection,” including to allow them to join unions, the group said. ( Amnesty International ) The crackdown on the political opposition saw mass arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, unfair trials and violations of. We are an independent apolitical organisation protecting #HumanRights & fighting bad guys since 1961. 391 likes · 448 talking about this. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. Amnesty International concerned freedom of expression in ethiopia Friday, September 6, 2013. Police officers blocked the entrance to the Hilton hotel turning journalists and other attendees away. ” Imagine you flee for your life, only to be locked up for seeking safety. China Fully Sponsored Short Courses For Developing Countries 2018. Note that CVs alone will not be accepted. A July 31 report from the independent nongovernmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Council (HRCO) that documented field investigations in 26 districts across seven zones in the Oromia and Somali Regions found that federal and regional security forces, as well as mobs of local youth, killed 733 citizens between January 2017 and January 2018. “Ethiopia is a signatory to the Geneva Convention on refugees, so for now there is no change in their refugee status,” said Tekie Gebreyesas, regional coordinator in Tigray for the Ethiopian government’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs, known as ARRA. I just donated to Amnesty International!. Free Sign Up. Thursday September 20 2018. And Ethiopia continues to disappoint. The Ethiopian government must intervene to protect thousands of ethnic Amharas who are on the verge of displacement due to violent attacks on their homes by ethnically-motivated youth groups in Oromia Regional State, Amnesty International said. 21 December 2018 Ethiopia: Commentary on Ethiopia's draft CSO law Research Ethiopia. Amnesty International responds to the tragic passing of Grassy Narrows leader Steve Fobister Sr. Amnesty International States Housing Demolitions Made Dozens of People Homeless. (Amnesty International) – Ethiopia’s incoming prime minister must prioritize addressing the deep-rooted human rights crisis in the country, said Amnesty International following the election of Abiy Ahmed as chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party, paving the way for him to become the next premier. Amnesty International accused South Sudan of stepping up use of the death penalty with seven executions this year including one who was a child when convicted of murder and said 342 people were on death row. Ethiopia:Comedian Dereje Haile Funny Comedy "Kebaleseletan Gar Fetecha" TheFIFA Congress, the most-critical gatheringof international football’s governing body, used to assemble every two years. Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the Palestine. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews to take place in the first week of February 2009. Since May 2018, at least 15 human rights activists, including several women human rights defenders, have been detained without charge in Saudi Arabia. Ethiopia's new premier has brought hope but he must address the who took office in April 2018, for restoring calm to much of the country. IOM Ethiopia is leading the sub- national and national dialogue on Durable Solutions for IDPs and the roll-out of IOM's Progressive Resolution of Displacement Framework. Ethiopia's parliament has lifted its state of emergency two months early, after ministers voted that law and order has been restored in the country, according to state media. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic Amnesty International UK Horn and East Africa Group shared a post. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - At least 58 people were killed during a weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) on. He is a founding member of Amnesty International and serves as its International chairman from 1961 until 1975. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. It takes into account relevant and credible open source reports, including those produced by Amnesty International, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, International Monetary Fund, International Organisation for Migration, Reporters without Borders, Transparency International, UK Home Office, UN. (Amnesty International) — The Ethiopian government must intervene to protect thousands of ethnic Amharas who are on the verge of displacement due to violent attacks on their homes by ethnically-motivated youth groups in Oromia Regional State, Amnesty International said. Tags: Africa, Amnesty International, Amnesty International Asks Ethiopia to Investigate Suspicious Murders and Human Rights Violations, Escalation of Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Must Stop and an independent investigation is Required, Human rights, Human Rights violations against Oromo People, Oromia, Oromo, Tyrannic Ethiopia. Book review : Here I Stand : Stories That Speak Of Freedom (Amnesty International) Here I Stand : Stories That Speak Of Freedom is an anthology of texts that have been put together by Amnesty International to explore the rights and freedoms that we enjoy in the 21st century and those for which we still need to fight. Home | Amnesty International. Amnesty International Add to myFT. Temesgen Desalegn (Amharic: ተመስገን ደሳለኝ) is an Ethiopian journalist. On June 8, 2018, AIUSA, Amnesty International Bronx chapter and a coalition of US-based Africa diaspora groups, have organized a conference in New York City focused on the human rights situation inside Ethiopia and its implications for the region. Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa, is still coping with the effects of its worst drought in decades. Amnesty International reveals the 10 worst attacks on human rights across the world last year. Seyoum has been critical in his blog of a six-month state of emergency Ethiopia declared in February. Amnesty International has recorded five journalists accused and convicted under the auspices of this Proclamation. Spokespersons available for media interviews. “We are at risk and on the run,” say South Sudanese protesters living in Kenya and Ethiopia. Amnesty International’s East Africa region also waded in joining calls for a rethink of the PM’s position. March 28, 2018 - Ethiopia's incoming prime minister must prioritize addressing the deep-rooted human rights crisis in the country, said Amnesty International following the election of Abiy Ahmed as chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party, paving the way for him to become the next premier. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. In August protests resumed in Oromia against income tax increases and calling for the release of Beqele Gerba, Merera Gudina and other political prisoners. Ethiopia November 09, 2016 Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete steps to address grave human rights concerns in the country, Amnesty International said today. 168 : 115: A resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. 'Today's announcement could signal the end of an era of bloody repression in Ethiopia' - Fisseha Tekle Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners in the country will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha Tekle, Amnesty International's Ethiopia Researcher, said: "Today's announcement could signal the. We will be joined by Malcolm Dingwall-Smith, the Amnesty regional representative for Scotland. Unity for Human Rights and Democracy Toronto ዩኒቲ(አንድነት)ለሰብአዊ መብትና ዲሞክራሲ ቶሮንቶ Unity for Human Rights and Democracy is a volunteer based, not for profit community organization, striving to empower Ethiopian-Canadians to advocate for Human Rights,Democracy and Good Governance in Ethiopia. On 13 July 2018, reporters traveling from Dire-Dawa to Addis Ababa were stopped by a group of youth in Meisso town - 300km east of Addis Ababa and accused of spying. Amnesty International believes Yalemzewd Bekele was a prisoner of conscience. Today's deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. By failing to hold murderers to account, Nigerian authorities are encouraging impunity that is fuelling rising insecurity across the country. Amnesty International October 18,2018 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender and his friend who were arrested and charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the Palestine. Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence 2018. Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: The US State Department has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights The United States State Department report has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights. Swaziland homes in danger (AFP/File Photo) Dozens of people have been left homeless in Swaziland after their homes were demolished following a land dispute between them and a private farm, Amnesty said late Tuesday. 843 Amnesty International reported that, in the aftermath of the protests in October 2014, large numbers of suspected dis -. Today's deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. Each story is written. Amnesty International also called for Bush to be arrested when he visited Canada back in October. Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board on Thursday - part of a dizzying shake-up by the new prime minister that has brought rebels back into the political mainstream. New York (TADIAS) — Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is hosting a conference next month in New York City focusing on the state of human rights in Ethiopia. There are many creative, interesting and concrete ways to take action in support of refugees. Amnesty International States Housing Demolitions Made Dozens of People Homeless. 1 October 2018 Ethiopia: Deeper reforms needed: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review. The Eritrean government ended its long period of isolation in 2018 when it signed peace accords with Ethiopia and was nominated to join the UN’s Human Rights Council. While the ruling on admissability will not immediately free Nega and Alemu, together with more international pressure, the Commission may eventually persuade Ethiopia that the cost of jailing journalists is too high. Security forces arrested Seyoum on the 9th of March at his home near the Woliso campus of Ambo University. Central to this project was a neoliberal attack on national barriers to the flow of labor and capital. 3 August 2018 Renowned Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega, has been imprisoned nine times simply for doing his job. General News of Friday, 23 February 2018. Government accounts of incidents are routinely and automatically dismissed, while those of opposition elements are always accepted completely with no attempt to look at the political affiliation of sources or of the possible reasons for the allegations made. 2018) Ethnic violence in Ethiopia. Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff. Feb 14 2018 4:02pm Ethiopia: Journalist's release must herald 'a new dawn' of respect for human rights Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prison. See world news photos and videos at ABCNews. Amnesty International Human Rights Watch and other rights groups objected to the election of Cameroon and certain other countries. Photo credit: Peter Dejong/Associated Press Over the weekend, former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, received Amnesty International's highest honor when he received its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - At least 58 people were killed during a weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) on. Amnesty International (AI) is an international grassroots movement of 2. Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms. The fact-checkers, whose work is more and more important for those who prefer facts over lies, police the line between fact and falsehood on a day-to-day basis, and do a great job. Today, my small contribution is to pass along a very good overview that reflects on one of Trump’s favorite overarching falsehoods. Namely: Trump describes an America in which everything was going down the tubes under  Obama, which is why we needed Trump to make America great again. And he claims that this project has come to fruition, with America setting records for prosperity under his leadership and guidance. “Obama bad; Trump good” is pretty much his analysis in all areas and measurement of U.S. activity, especially economically. Even if this were true, it would reflect poorly on Trump’s character, but it has the added problem of being false, a big lie made up of many small ones. Personally, I don’t assume that all economic measurements directly reflect the leadership of whoever occupies the Oval Office, nor am I smart enough to figure out what causes what in the economy. But the idea that presidents get the credit or the blame for the economy during their tenure is a political fact of life. Trump, in his adorable, immodest mendacity, not only claims credit for everything good that happens in the economy, but tells people, literally and specifically, that they have to vote for him even if they hate him, because without his guidance, their 401(k) accounts “will go down the tubes.” That would be offensive even if it were true, but it is utterly false. The stock market has been on a 10-year run of steady gains that began in 2009, the year Barack Obama was inaugurated. But why would anyone care about that? It’s only an unarguable, stubborn fact. Still, speaking of facts, there are so many measurements and indicators of how the economy is doing, that those not committed to an honest investigation can find evidence for whatever they want to believe. Trump and his most committed followers want to believe that everything was terrible under Barack Obama and great under Trump. That’s baloney. Anyone who believes that believes something false. And a series of charts and graphs published Monday in the Washington Post and explained by Economics Correspondent Heather Long provides the data that tells the tale. The details are complicated. Click through to the link above and you’ll learn much. But the overview is pretty simply this: The U.S. economy had a major meltdown in the last year of the George W. Bush presidency. Again, I’m not smart enough to know how much of this was Bush’s “fault.” But he had been in office for six years when the trouble started. So, if it’s ever reasonable to hold a president accountable for the performance of the economy, the timeline is bad for Bush. GDP growth went negative. Job growth fell sharply and then went negative. Median household income shrank. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 5,000 points! U.S. manufacturing output plunged, as did average home values, as did average hourly wages, as did measures of consumer confidence and most other indicators of economic health. (Backup for that is contained in the Post piece I linked to above.) Barack Obama inherited that mess of falling numbers, which continued during his first year in office, 2009, as he put in place policies designed to turn it around. By 2010, Obama’s second year, pretty much all of the negative numbers had turned positive. By the time Obama was up for reelection in 2012, all of them were headed in the right direction, which is certainly among the reasons voters gave him a second term by a solid (not landslide) margin. Basically, all of those good numbers continued throughout the second Obama term. The U.S. GDP, probably the single best measure of how the economy is doing, grew by 2.9 percent in 2015, which was Obama’s seventh year in office and was the best GDP growth number since before the crash of the late Bush years. GDP growth slowed to 1.6 percent in 2016, which may have been among the indicators that supported Trump’s campaign-year argument that everything was going to hell and only he could fix it. During the first year of Trump, GDP growth grew to 2.4 percent, which is decent but not great and anyway, a reasonable person would acknowledge that — to the degree that economic performance is to the credit or blame of the president — the performance in the first year of a new president is a mixture of the old and new policies. In Trump’s second year, 2018, the GDP grew 2.9 percent, equaling Obama’s best year, and so far in 2019, the growth rate has fallen to 2.1 percent, a mediocre number and a decline for which Trump presumably accepts no responsibility and blames either Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar or, if he can swing it, Barack Obama. I suppose it’s natural for a president to want to take credit for everything good that happens on his (or someday her) watch, but not the blame for anything bad. Trump is more blatant about this than most. If we judge by his bad but remarkably steady approval ratings (today, according to the average maintained by 538.com, it’s 41.9 approval/ 53.7 disapproval) the pretty-good economy is not winning him new supporters, nor is his constant exaggeration of his accomplishments costing him many old ones). I already offered it above, but the full Washington Post workup of these numbers, and commentary/explanation by economics correspondent Heather Long, are here. On a related matter, if you care about what used to be called fiscal conservatism, which is the belief that federal debt and deficit matter, here’s a New York Times analysis, based on Congressional Budget Office data, suggesting that the annual budget deficit (that’s the amount the government borrows every year reflecting that amount by which federal spending exceeds revenues) which fell steadily during the Obama years, from a peak of $1.4 trillion at the beginning of the Obama administration, to $585 billion in 2016 (Obama’s last year in office), will be back up to $960 billion this fiscal year, and back over $1 trillion in 2020. (Here’s the New York Times piece detailing those numbers.) Trump is currently floating various tax cuts for the rich and the poor that will presumably worsen those projections, if passed. As the Times piece reported: