May 5th, 2014
By Alem Mamo The suffocatingly oppressive political rule of TPLF/EPRDF has continued to terrorize the people of Ethiopia, denying them their basic human rights to live in peace, dignity, and inclusive harmony. Since coming to power in 1991, the TPLF-led regime has implemented a deliberate system of p...
Jan 8th, 2013
An Ethiopian journalist lost an appeal on Tuesday against a five-year prison sentence for her role in promoting subversive plots by a rebel group. Reyot Alemu, a columnist at the now-defunct Feteh newspaper, and fellow journalist Woubishet Taye were found guilty a year ago of conspiring to participat...
Dec 19th, 2012
By Ambassador Joseph Stafford International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate each December 10, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In adopting the UDHR, the United States and governments around the world rec...
In Press Releases
Jan 23rd, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania, January 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Delegates at the just-ended fourth meeting of the EAC Forum of National Human Rights Commissions in Nairobi, Kenya, have called upon EAC Partner States to better address people’s rights to foster the social, economic a...
In Press Releases
Jan 18th, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Human Rights office, in cooperation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights convened a two day-meeting of the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Special M...
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