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Journalists, bloggers speak out prison conditions in Ethiopia

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ESAT News (July 28, 2015)

Recently released journalist told media that they believed President Barack Obama would bring a change to Ethiopia that includes freedom of expression and assembly.

Reeyot Alemu told France 24 that she was targeted for criticizing the Ethiopian government. Reeyot was accused of terrorism for solely criticized the government.

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Obama discussed human rights issues in Ethiopia

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ESAT News (July 28, 2015)

After President Obama praised Ethiopian government as “democratically elected,” news media outlets reported that the United States favored security and development over democracy and human rights in sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama has reportedly discussed on regional security, human rights, and civil war in Sudan with Ethiopian...

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Obama criticized for calling EPRDF government “democratically elected”

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ESAT News (July 27, 2015)

Ethiopian opposition leaders and journalists criticized President Barack Obama for calling the Ethiopian government “democratically elected” at a joint press conference held with Hailemariam Dessalegn in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian party leaders say President Obama has let down the opposition groups in Ethiopia.

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Obama says the Ethiopian government is “democratically elected”

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ESAT News (July 27, 2015)

President Barak Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia. The President has reportedly discussed human rights records and combating Islamic extremism in the Horn of Africa with Ethiopian government officials.

Obama said, “We don’t need to send our own marines to do the fighting: The...

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Human Rights League requests Obama to cancel his visit to Ethiopia

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Human Rights League requests Obama to cancel his visit to Ethiopia

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa released a statement expressing its concern regarding the decision by President Barack Obama to formally visit Ethiopia at the end of this month.

The statement says that Obama is the first US sitting President to reward dictators and...

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Zone 9 bloggers and journalists freed

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ESAT News (July 8, 2015)

Some of Zone 9 bloggers and journalists who have been languishing in Ethiopian prisons for expressing their views on their blog and social media were released today. Edom Kassaye, Zelalem Kibret, Asmamaw Hailegiworgis, Tesfalem Weldeyes, and Mahlet Fantahun were told to leave the prison without prior notification or court...

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Ethiopian police arrested defendants released on bail

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ESAT News (July 05, 2015)

Defendants who were released by the court on 6000 birr bail were immediately taken to custody by the Ethiopian security forces to 3rd Police Station in Addis Ababa.

The prosecutor said Tewodros Asfaw, Yared Demeke, and Anwar Kedir were all charged for organizing mobs and demeaning individuals and institutions.” The p...

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Ethiopians held a successful demonstration in DC

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ESAT News (June 30, 2015)

Ethiopians in Washington, DC held a successful demonstration in front of the White House opposing President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia next month.

The Protest was organized by DC metro area task force for Human Rights and Democracy to demand President Barack Obama to cancel his planned journey to visit Ethiopia in July 2015.

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Government Confirmed land giveaways to Sudan

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ESAT News (June 23, 2015)

The Ethiopian government has confirmed that it “returned” a tract of land to Sudan Ethiopia took two decades ago. The Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen said the land was occupied by Ethiopians in 1996.

Sudan Tribune did not elaborate on how and in what condition the land was occupied by Ethiopia for such a long time,...

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Human Rights Organizations, International media report election flaws

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ESAT News (June 23, 2015)

International Human Rights Organization, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International,) and International Media have voiced their concerned on election related incidences in Ethiopia. They narrated how EPRDF marginalized opposition political parties to stay on power during the May 2015 election.

In a statement sent to ESAT,...

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Witness hearing starts on politicians, activists

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ESAT News (June 08, 2015)

The Lideta Branch of the Federal High Court in Addis Ababa has started hearing the prosecutor’s witnesses on the file of Zelalem Workagegnehu that includes Abraha Desta, Yeshiwas Assefa, Habtamu Ayalew, Daniel Shibeshi and 6 other defendants.

The prosecutor requested the court for a closed hearing to protect witnesses from...

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Somali People’s Party asked UN to investigate Human Rights Violations

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ESAT News (June 9, 2015)

Officials of the Somali People’s Party in Somalia told International media that hundreds of people were purportedly killed and more than 50 others were detained in Jijiga town following clashes between the Ethiopian government forces and ONLF rebel fighters.

The officials said that the Ethiopian government forces might have...

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Freedom Fighters freed prisoners in Tepi town

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ESAT News (June 8, 2015)

ESAT received reliable information that freedom fighters attacked a prison in Tepi town, Southern Ethiopia on the morning of Friday June 06, 2015 and freed at least 100 prisoners. Three police officers were reportedly killed during the operation.

The leader of the freedom fighters told ESAT two of the fighters, the founder...

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