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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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Summary Since February 25, 2012, when President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi took office in Yemen, his government has sought to demonstrate greater respect for the rights of the country’s…
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Summary On March 18, 2011, as popular revolts swept the Arab world, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Yemen held a protest that they proclaimed the …
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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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In the Name of Unity The Yemeni Government’s Brutal Response to Southern Movement Protests Summary I. Recommendations To the Government of Yemen To the Southern Movement To Yemen’s…
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No Direction Home Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United States To the Government of Yemen To the League of Arab States, Member States of the European…
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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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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…