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Imperiling the Right to Vote in Ethiopia

Briefing Paper – May 2015 Overview The international human rights to vote and to participate in government are at the core of a functioning democratic society and necessary to ensure that public officials are accountable to the people. During a time in which election observation missions have proliferated across the globe, the notion of what […]

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Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo Haala Gaanfa Aafrikaa Ammaa Keessatti: Akkamitti Rakkoolee Nu Muudatan Jalaa Ba’uu Dandeenya?

Qeerransoo Biyyaa Ummata Oromoo bal’aa, HD ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaa, Jaal Dhugaasaa Bakakkoo, Jaallan dirree lolaa jirtan, Qeerroo bilisummaa akkasumas firoottaniif deeggaroonni ummata Oromoo, dursee baga guyyaa Gootota Oromoo kan 2015tiin sin gahen jedha. Guyyoota Oromoon ayyaaneeffatu/yaadatu keessa guuyyaan GGOn guyyaa guyyaawwan caaluuufi guyyaa kabaja olaaana qabu. Ummanni of kabajuufi mirga ofii barbaadu kamuu gootota […]

UNHCR-Urgent Life – saving Assistance is needed to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Yemen

HRLHA’s Appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr.Antonio Guterres United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) Case Postale 2500 CH-1211 Geneve 2 Depot Suisse Email. infoDesk@ohchr.org;    GUTERRES@unhcr.org Attention To:  Mr Amin Awad Middle East and North Africa Bureau UNHCR, Geneva Dear Mr. Guterres, The Human Rights League of the Horn of […]

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Urgent Concern for Oromo Refugees in Yemen, Libya and South Africa

Date: May 14, 2015 Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Case Postale 2500 CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt Switzerland Re: Urgent Concern for Oromo Refugees in Yemen, Libya and South Africa   Your Excellency Mr. Guterres, We, members of the Oromo Community Associations, civic and professional organizations in the United States write this urgent […]

Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Oromo Refugees Stranded in Yemen

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 94 rue de Montbrillant Geneva, Switzerland Subject: Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Oromo Refugees Stranded in Yemen The Oromo Community of Minnesota (OCM) is sending an urgent appeal to all governmental, non-governmental and UN humanitarian agencies, on behalf of Oromo refugees stranded in Yemen due to the ongoing […]

Macha-Tulama Association, USA, Writes Urgent Letter to UNHCR

Mr. António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Case Postale 2500 CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt Switzerland Your Excellency Mr. Guterres, The Board of Directors of the Macha-Tulama Association, USA, is writing this urgent letter to bring to your attention about the suffering of thousands of Oromo refugees and other nationals in Yemen, South Africa, Libya […]

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Ethiopia: The Endless Violence against Oromo Nationals Continues

Fear of Torture HRLHA Urgent Action  For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 Harassments and intimidations through arbitrary arrests, kidnappings and disappearances have continued unabated in Ambo and the surrounding areas against Oromo youths and intellectuals since the crackdowns of last year April, 2014, when more than 79 Oromos, mostly youths, were killed by members of […]

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Ethiopia: Police must stop the use of excessive force against demonstrators

PUBLIC STATEMENT April 22, 2015 AI Index: AFR 25/1515/2015 Amnesty International calls on the Ethiopian authorities to ensure that police refrain from excessive use of force in policing demonstrations, after police violently dispersed mass protests in Addis Ababa yesterday. The Ethiopian authorities must respect the rights of demonstrators to exercise their rights to freedom of […]

Ethiopia: Free Zone 9 Bloggers, Journalists

Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopian authorities should immediately release nine bloggers and journalists arrested a year ago who are being prosecuted on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The six bloggers, who belong to the Zone 9 blogging collective, and three journalists were arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, in a coordinated sweep […]

U.S Department of State Endorsing of Upcoming Elections: Denial and Disrespect

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) HRLHA Statement: The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly opposes to the position that the U.S State Department has taken in regards to the upcoming Ethiopian election and the overall democratization process in the country in the past twenty-four years; and […]

Western Governments’ Aid is Funding Human Rights Repression in Ethiopia

Western Governments’ Aid is Funding Human Rights Repression in Ethiopia

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Presented by Garoma B. Wakessa, Executive Director OSA Mid-Year Conference at Maximilians- University, Germany March 28-29, 2015. After its first year of being in power, the TPLF government made its next step the weakening and/or eliminating of all independent opposition political organizations in the country. […]

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