Ethiopia admits 2016 unrest death toll reached 669

The official death toll from last year’s civil unrest in Ethiopia came to 669 people, according to a report to the parliament in Addis Ababa this week. Euractiv | Long-standing grievances over land-allocation and political marginalisation in the Oromia and Amhara regions saw spontaneous ‘illegal’ protests and the killing of some 600 civilians by security

Hawaasni Oromoo Nezerlaand qabsoo Oromoo hanga bilisummaatti dinagdeen utubuudhaaf waadaa seene

Onkoloolessa 15, 2016 Hawaasni Oromoo Nezerlaand qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoon Oromiyaa keessatti geggeeffamaa jiru irratti marii badhaa taasise. Mariin kuni kan taasifame magaalaa Amsterdam itti. Oromoonni marii kanarratti argaman kanniin qabsoo irratti wareegaman yaadatani; akkasumas ajjeechaa fi gidiraa mootummaa Woyyaaneetiin lammii isaanii irratti raawwatamaa jiru balaaleffataniiru. ‘Labsii yeroo muddamaa’ jechuudhaan sochii bal’aa ukkaamsaa fi saamichaa Woyyaaneedhaan

Deaths of at least 52 people blamed on police action against protesters during Oromia religious festival in Bishoftu

Dozens of people have been reportedly crushed to death in Ethiopia in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a religious festival. There were conflicting reports of the number killed in Sunday’s stampede in Bishoftu, a town40km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

15 CSO’s Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 8 September 2016 RE: Addressing the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia Your Excellency, The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely peaceful protests

HRW: Ethiopian Forces Kill ‘Up to 100’ Protesters

Governments Should Press Ethiopia to Allow an International Investigation As anti-government protests spread across Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions last weekend, state security forces once again used lethal force to break them up – killing as many as 100 unarmed protesters. More than 500 demonstrators are now estimated to have been killed by security forces

Waarom schiet Ethiopië vreedzame demonstranten dood?

Ethiopië moet buitenlandse waarnemers toelaten in gebieden waar ordetroepen afgelopen week tientallen demonstranten zouden hebben doodgeschoten. Dat vindt de Hoge Commissaris voor de Mensenrechten van de Verenigde Naties. De beschuldigingen aan het adres van de veiligheidstroepen moeten worden onderzocht, zei Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. In Ethiopië zijn bij recente protesten tegen de regering bijna honderd mensen gedood

Betoging in Rotterdam tijdens Ethiopisch feest

ROTTERDAM – Een groep Ethiopische betogers heeft zaterdag een jubileumfeest van de Ethiopische regering in Rotterdam verstoord. De organisatie spreekt van tweehonderd demonstranten, de politie houdt het op ongeveer vijftig betogers. ,,Er zijn geen aanhoudingen verricht. We hebben op geen enkele manier hoeven optreden”, aldus de politie zaterdagavond. De regering van het Oost-Afrikaanse land is

Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds

Free Wrongfully Held Detainees, Independent Inquiry Needed (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary arrests, and other abuses. The

HRW: Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia

HRW– For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent years, have seen Ethiopia’s security forces use lethal force against largely peaceful protesters, killing hundreds and arresting tens of thousands more. The government is

Ethiopia: Activist charged with terrorism over Facebook post

AP– A court in Ethiopia has charged a social media activist for inciting violence and other terror-related offenses citing Facebook posts as evidence. Yonathan Tesfaye, a former spokesman for the opposition Blue Party, was charged Wednesday by Ethiopia’s Federal High Court. If convicted, he could face a death sentence. Yonathan was detained by Ethiopian security