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What are the risks of lead poisoning? Who is most at risk? Why is Human Rights Watch concerned about lead contamination at the Mavrovouni migrant camp, on Lesbos? What were the results of the testing? Is the testing that the government…
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On November 4, 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared on state television and acknowledged that he ordered the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) to commence operations against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in response…
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HRW Letter to Prime Minister Mitsotakis

Dear Prime Minister Mitsotakis, I am writing to you to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern at the high number of unaccompanied migrant children detained in “protective custody” in police station cells and pre-removal detention centers across…
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Immediately honour commitments to relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands   Athens, 3 April 2020 We, the undersigned organizations, jointly call on European governments to proceed…
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Address Restrictions in Draft CSO Proclamation and Protect Freedom of Association

29 November 2018   To: Prime Minister-, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Cc: Tagesse Chafo, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative                                                                                       …
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Re: Torture and other human rights abuses in “Jail Ogaden,” Ethiopia, Somali Regional State

Dear Honorable Commissioner Manuela, We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch to share with you the findings of our most recent report on Ethiopia, “We are Like the Dead’: Torture and other Human Rights Abuses in Jail Ogaden, Somali…
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Re: Torture and other human rights abuses in “Jail Ogaden,” Ethiopia, Somali Regional State

Dear Honorable Commissioner Essaiem, We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch to share with you the findings of our most recent report on Ethiopia, “We are Like the Dead’: Torture and other Human Rights Abuses in Jail Ogaden, Somali…
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Democracy, Human Rights and Diaspora Groups Urge Congress to Pass H. Res. 128 on Ethiopia   Ethiopia is at a crossroads. On Monday, April 2, a new Prime Minister, selected from within the ruling coalition, delivered a speech about planned…
Attendees at the Irreecha festival in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on October 1, 2017. Irreecha is the most important festival for Ethiopia’s Oromo people. One year earlier at Irreecha hundreds died following security force mishandling of the large crowd.
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Thousands of asylum seekers are trapped in crowded and filthy processing centers on the Greek islands, with many spending the winter in lightweight tents or even sleeping outside on the ground. Greece contends it has to keep the…
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Vote on H.Res 128

October 12, 2017  The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515  Dear Speaker Ryan,  We are writing to underscore the importance of House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 and the need to…