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Ethiopian court jails politician for over 6 years (aljazeera)

Former opposition spokesperson Yonatan Tesfaye sentenced over posts criticising the government’s response to protestsa An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday,...
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Ethiopia: Journalist’s guilty verdict a further slap in the face for justice (AMNESTY)

Responding to reports that Ethiopia’s Federal High Court has found prominent Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw guilty of “provocation of revolt,” Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn...
Reeyot Alemu makes her case against Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy for WHO director general [ESAT]

Reeyot Alemu makes her case against Tedros Adhanom's candidacy for WHO director general [ESAT]


Ethiopia: Reeyot Alemu’s Open letter to the World Health Assembly

As a victim of torture, I oppose Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy for Director-General of WHO by Reeyot Alemu My name is Reeyot Alemu. I am a journalist and former prisoner of conscience in Ethiopia. I was a columnist for Feteh (Justice) newspaper,...
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Amnesty: 'Conviction for Facebook post is shameful'

Rights body Amnesty international has called the conviction of an Ethiopian opposition politician for his Facebook posts “a shameful affront to people’s right to express themselves”. Yonatan Tesfaye was found guilty earlier today...

Ethiopia: Who for WHO? A Top Leader of a Terrorist Organization, That’s Who! [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I make the case against Tedros Adhanom, a top leader of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front, a terrorist organization, who is a finalist for the director-general position at the World Health Organization. This...

World Vision Ethiopia: Hunger Response Situation Report No. 4 (4 May 2017)

ReliefWeb KEY HIGHLIGHTS • The persistent drought in the lowland areas of Ethiopia has increased the vulnerability of the population prompting the government to revise the number of people requiring emergency food aid from 5.6 million to...
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Release and drop charges against Dr. Merera Gudina [ScholarsAtRisk]

Protecting scholars and the freedom to think, question and share ideas  May 1, 2017 — Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned that Dr. Merera Gudina was arrested and is currently facing multiple charges in apparent retaliation...