Human Rights Watch

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By Glyn Moody, TechDirt One of the most disturbing aspects of Edward Snowden’s leaks is that they reveal the total surveillance state, where the authorities monitor everything, and know everything, is no mere abstraction. Where before such a vision was the domain of tinfoil-wearing, conspiracy ...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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By Thor Benson, Motherboard There’s a knock at your door. You open it, only to find several grave-looking police officers accusing you of a crime you didn’t commit. They pull out records of your most recent phone calls and tie you to your alleged co-conspirator, and now you’re screwed. This is Ethiop...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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BY Jessica McKenzie Last week Human Rights Watch published a 100+ page report on government surveillance in Ethiopia that explains how the authorities use technology from countries like China, Germany and Italy to spy on opposition members, dissidents and journalists, even after they flee the country...
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Mar 31st, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights interrogating themselves about what the people could do to them. Who do they...
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Eva Galperin and Danny O’Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Rumors of the extent of Ethiopia’s digital surveillance and censorship state have echoed around the information security community for years. Journalists such as Eskinder Nega have spoken of being shown text messages, printouts ...
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Mar 28th, 2014
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Abeba, a 31-year-old Muslim woman who worked for a local government branch of Ethiopia’s youth and sports office, was at work when Ethiopian security officials detained her and took her to a military camp. The authorities accused her of mobilizing Ethiopian Muslims – often ethnic Oromos like herself ...
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Mar 18th, 2014
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At UN, 24 Countries Seek Investigation (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – Members of the UN Human Rights Council called on Egypt and Sudan on March 14, 2014, to investigate and prosecute traffickers for kidnapping, torturing, and killing refugees in the Sinai Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. The 24 ...
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Feb 21st, 2014
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By: Lori Pottinger Industrialization of Omo River Threatens 500,000 pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya In a remote part of East Africa, the Ethiopian government is furtively transforming a pastoral landscape populated by small-scale farmers and herders into an industrial powerhouse of dams and plantatio...
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify and prosecute the traffickers and any security officials who may ...
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...