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The following account was told to Human Rights Watch by an elderly Anuak man from a village called Otiel in Gambella.For three months in mid-2004, a small garrison of Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers was stationed just outside of his village.He…
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Army Impunity and Official Inaction Fuel Abuses

The Ethiopian military has committed widespread murder, rape and torture against the Anuak population in the remote southwestern region of Gambella since December 2003, Human Rights Watch said in a 64-page report released today entitled “Targeting the…
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Ethiopian security forces have used excessive force in dealing with student protests and are using the protests as an excuse for cracking down on all government critics. The government's heavy-handed tactics have enflamed what began as a peaceful local…