Ethiopia: Government must protect victims of escalating ethnic attacks – Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government must intervene to protect thousands of ethnic Amharas who are on the verge of displacement due to violent attacks on their homes by ethnically-motivated youth groups in Oromia Regional... Read more »

Bashir Makhtal, Canadian imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, returns home

Bashir Makhtal, seen in an undated handout photo, was greeted by friends, family and supporters at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Saturday after flying in from Ethiopia, where he had been imprisoned for... Read more »

Canadian citizen arrives back in Canada after 11 years in Ethiopian prison

A man is back on Canadian soil after being in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years. Tears filled the eyes of Bashir Makhtal and his family members as they embraced Saturday at... Read more »

Ethiopia emergency law ratification ‘disappointing and irresponsible’

‘Disappointing and irresponsible,’ are the two words global rights group Amnesty International chose to describe the parliamentary ratification of Ethiopia’s February 16 state of emergency (SOE). According to Salil Shetty, the group’s... Read more »

Ethiopia MPs must make human rights central to state or emergency debate: Amnesty

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers imposed a six-month state or emergency (SoE) on February 16, 2018. By law, the measure needs parliamentary ratification in two weeks hence lawmakers have been summoned for that... Read more »

Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights

Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty... Read more »

Ethiopian gov’t ‘systematically and illegally’ keeping people offline – Report

International rights group, Amnesty International has accused the Ethiopian government of deliberately blocking access to social media and news websites as part of efforts to quell anti-government protests. According to a 5-month... Read more »

Ethiopia: A year after protests started – Timeline of events [1] – africanews

November 12, 2015 opened a new chapter in the political space of Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa nation experienced anti-government protests by minority groups protesting political marginalization on one end. Also embedded... Read more »

Ethiopia: A year after protests started – Timeline of events [1 … – africanews

November 12, 2015 opened a new chapter in the political space of Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa nation experienced anti-government protests by minority groups protesting political marginalization on one end. Also embedded... Read more »

Ethiopia: After a year of protests, time to address grave human rights concerns

Nearly one year on from the start of a wave of protests that has left at least 800 people dead at the hands of security forces, the Ethiopian government must take concrete... Read more »