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Oct 16

Ethiopian Authorities Convict Another Journalist

Temesghen Desalegn (CPJ)

(CPJ, Nairobi, Oct. 15, 2014) An Ethiopian court on Monday convicted a journalist and magazine owner Temesghen Desalegn of alleged defamation case of 2012, according to news reports and local journalists. The Federal High Court in the capital, Addis Ababa, found Mr. Temesghen guilty of incitement, defamation, and false publication in connection with

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Oct 15

A Minor Gets Prison Terms for Alleged Instigation

(URJII ONLINE) A fourteen-year old boy has been sentenced to four years in prison in a district court in Illu Abbabor Zone, western part of the Regional State of Oromia, for allegedly instigating political violence. Below is a full text of an urgent action issued by the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa …

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Oct 07

Unusual Experiences at Irrecha 2014 Back Home

Irrecha 2014 - Bishoftu II

(URJII Reporter – Bishoftu, Oromia) This year’s Irrecha Holiday (Oromo Thanks-Giving) celebration at its grand site of Hora Arsadi in Bishoftu, central Oromia has witnessed some unusual experiences than before, according to URJII reporter. Thanks to the ever strengthening unity of the Oromo People in terms of Irrecha, the whole city of Bishoftu not only …

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Aug 27

Arrests and Detentions of Oromo Nationals Continued


(URJII ONLINE) The TPLF/EPRDF Government of Ethiopia has continued committing various forms of extra -judicial actions against Oromo nationals, the Oromo Youth in particular, with intentions of harassment and intimidation towards silence and submissiveness. Below is a press release by HRLHA on current situations in the regional state of Oromia in Ethiopia. While fresh arrests …

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Aug 08

U.S.-Africa summit did not address human rights violations: advocates


(URJII ONLINE) WASHINGTON — The U.S.-Africa summit has focused on trade, security and even the Ebola virus, but human rights advocates say abuses by some leaders who are attending are being swept under the rug. “It is kind of like a missed opportunity,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director for Human Rights Watch. Bekele said President …

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Aug 08

Endless Injustices – At the Centre of Discussion at OSA 28th

Partial view of the conference

(URJII ONLINE) The denial of justice, absence of fair treatment and equality among the various nations and nationalities in Ethiopia have been the major themes and focuses of presentations and discussions at the 28th OSA Annual Conference held from August 2nd to 3rd at Howard University in Washington D.C. in USA. Denial of justice, racial …

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