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  Summary Authorities are continuing to use vaguely worded laws in places throughout Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, that allow prosecutors to bring criminal charges for opinions they object to. Authorities in areas…
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Summary On October 2, 2016 scores of people, possibly hundreds, died at the annual Irreecha cultural festival of Ethiopia’s ethnic Oromo people, following a stampede triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and discharge of firearms in response…
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Summary State security forces in Ethiopia have used excessive and lethal force against largely peaceful protests that have swept through Oromia, the country’s largest region, since November 2015. Over 400 people are estimated to have…
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“They Know Everything We Do” Telecom and Internet Surveillance in Ethiopia Summary Recommendations To the Government of Ethiopia To International Technology and…
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Map of Iran Summary Security forces arrested Rebin Rahmani on November 19, 2006, in Kermanshah, the capital of the western Iranian province of the…
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Summary Iraq’s government is in the process of enacting what it refers to as an Information Crimes Law to regulate the use of information networks, computers, and other…
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At a Crossroads Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US-Led Invasion Summary Methodology I. Rights of Women and Girls Background Targeting Female Leaders and Activists Trafficking …
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Summary “They don’t come with a gun and say sign this document [party membership] but there are one hundred ways of putting pressure.” —Aid official, Addis Ababa, June 16, 2009 On May 23, 2010, Ethiopian citizens…
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Summary Tens of thousands of ethnic Somali civilians living in eastern Ethiopia's SomaliRegionalState are experiencing serious abuses and a looming humanitarian crisis in the context of a little-known conflict between the…
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A Face and a Name Civilian Victims of Insurgent Groups in Iraq I. Summary The Victims Insurgent Groups Arguments of Insurgent Groups Violations by U.S. and Iraqi Government Forces Methodology II. Recommendations III. Insurgent Groups in Iraq Attacks on…
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On Tuesday May 8, 2001, the police arrested Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam, the founder and first chairman of Ethiopia's Human Rights Council (EHRCO), and Dr. Berhanu Nega, an academic and human rights activist associated with EHRCO, on claims that they…