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Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017 Excellency Ms. Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), MEP and chairperson, Your excellences Members of the European Parliament, Dear participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thanks…

HRLHA: 2 Months Murders, Tortures, Abductions & Imprisonments

HRLHA: 2 Months Murders, Tortures, Abductions & Imprisonments

HRLHA  Press Release 60 Evil Days In Oromia:  Two Months of Everyday Murders, Tortures, Abductions, and imprisonments under the State of Emergency in Ethiopia  HRLHA: December 11, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF’s  hidden agenda, under a democratic facade  in the past quarter century, has been challenged  by Oromo youth for freedom against…

Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds

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…

Ethiopia: Endless Injustices against Oromo Nation in the Name of Law Enforcement

Ethiopia: Endless Injustices against Oromo Nation in the Name of Law Enforcement

HRLHA Press  Release May 3, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the TPLF/EPRDF Government’s endless manipulations of the justice system to its own political ends, which was once again manifested in the fully fabricated allegations and charges filed against 22 (twenty-two) Oromo nationals.…

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action For Immediate Release April 17, 2016 Terrorist and Criminal attacks targeting  Oromo youth, and children, and even pregnant women have continued unabated since…

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Department of State BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR Report, April 13, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. On May 24, the country held national and regional elections for…

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

(Human Rights Watch) — Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with the protests now in their fifth month, there…

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

Killings, Detention of Protesters Enter Fourth Month Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopian security forces are violently suppressing the largely peaceful protests in the Oromia region that began in November 2015. Almost daily accounts of killings and arbitrary arrests have been reported to Human Rights Watch since 2016 began. Security forces, including…

Ethiopia: Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail

Ethiopia: Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail

Oromo Voices from Ethiopia Prisons HRLHA Urgent Action The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concerns regarding the safety of Oromo prisoners in the Kalitti Jail in Addis Ababa/Finfinne in Ethiopia. According to information leaked out from the Jail and obtained…

The Hard Truth: Justice Must Be Served

The Hard Truth: Justice Must Be Served

HRLHA’s  Statement on the  USA, EU and UN concerns on the Oromo Nation Uprise January 22, 2016 The  tireless voices for the voiceless spoken by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) and others- for…

HRLHA: Open Letter to the Presidents of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

HRLHA: Open Letter to the  Presidents of the Intergovernmental  Authority on Development (IGAD)

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Open Letter to the Presidents of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) _______________________________________________ January 16, 2016 IGAD Secretariat Avenue Georges Clemenceau P.O. Box 2653 Djibouti Republic of Djibouti> info@igad.int Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, State House Road P.O Box: 40530-00100 Nairobi,…

Dispatches: Arrest of Respected Politician Escalating Crisis in Ethiopia

Dispatches: Arrest of Respected Politician Escalating Crisis in Ethiopia

By Felix Horne Researcher, Horn of Africa (Human Rights Watch) — Over the past eight weeks, Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, has been hit by a wave of mass protests over the expansion of the municipal boundary of the capital, Addis Ababa. The generally peaceful protests were sparked by fears the…

ETHIOPIA: PEACEFUL OROMO PROTESTERS MUST BE RELEASED

ETHIOPIA: PEACEFUL OROMO PROTESTERS MUST BE RELEASED

(Amnesty International) — The Ethiopian authorities arbitrarily arrested a number of peaceful protesters, journalists and opposition party leaders in the context of a brutal crackdown on ongoing protests in the Oromia Region which started in November. Those arrested are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and should be immediately…

Breaking the Silence: the Hard Truth about the Oromo Nation Uprising in Ethiopia

Breaking the Silence: the Hard Truth about the Oromo Nation Uprising in Ethiopia

HRLHA Appeal and Request for immediate Action January 3, 2016 Appeal To: The US Department of State Secretary His Excellency Mr. John Kerry WASHINGTON, D.C. HEADQUARTERS> (202) 895-3500 OFMInfo@state.gov Office of Foreign Missions 2201 C Street NW Room 2236 Washington, D.C. 20520 Customer Service Center 3507 International Place NW Washington, D.C.…

Oromia Regional State /Ethiopia: More Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings, Kidnappings, Arrests and Detentions

Oromia Regional State /Ethiopia: More Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings, Kidnappings, Arrests and Detentions

HRLHA Urgent Action The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has confirmed that deaths resulting from the ongoing crackdown of peaceful protesters in various parts of the regional state of Oromia has now reached 122, while mass arrests and detentions have also been intensified. Top officials of…