Monthly Archives: November 2005

U.S. Congressman Major R. Owens writes to Secretary Rice on conditions in Ethiopia

“I am writing this letter to express my deep concern regarding the human rights situation in Ethiopia, and to urge the Administration to address the human rights violations and political turmoil taking place…” – Congressman Major R. Owens, New York …

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Six members of the Addis Ababa City Council arrested, released

Six members of the Addis Ababa City Council have been arrested yesterday and released at night after being forced to sign a paper that says they are not going to operate under CUD from now on. A

to Misrak Adugna, …

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World AIDS Day featuring teens from Ethiopia

The following is a media advisory regarding a Washington, DC, event for World AIDS Day featuring teens from Ethiopia who have been affected by
HIV/AIDS and who have catalogued their experience in photographs.

Ms. Universe Natalie Glebova also will inaugurate …

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Eight Ethiopian army officers disappear from course in Israel

Jerusalem – Eight officers from the Ethiopian Army who were hosted by Israel for a three-month-long security course have vanished and become illegal aliens, the Ma’ariv daily reported Tuesday.

The eight were part of a delegation of 16 officers who …

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Foreign relations advisor to the CUD leadership detained

Foreign relations advisor to the CUD leadership, Ato Isaac Kifle, was taken to the Central Investigation today and was told that he is under house arrest.

He was warned that if he makes any kind of communication with other CUD …

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The Meles crime family

By Tolossa GK

One-family ruling party

1. Meles Zenawi – Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) chairman, TPLF Politburo chairman, Marxist-Leninist League of Tigray chairman, Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) chairman, and Prime Minister

2. Azeb Mesfin – (Meles Zenawi’s …

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Mass killings in the town of Kore

Ato Beriso Negussie, Ato Eshetu Teklehaimanot and several other Ethiopians have been murdered in the town of Kore, about 60 km from Shashemene.

In Kore and the surrounding villages, over one hundred homes have been burned and many more have …

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Congressman Rangel write to U.S. Secretary of State Rice

“While the United States and British Ambassador each called upon both political parties to desist from further violence, it is quite clear from VOA dispatch that the unlawful and violent acts, including use of lethal force, random searches, indiscriminate beating …

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Ethiopia: 58 Persons Charged with Treason

World Organization Against Torture (Geneva)
PRESS RELEASE – November 17, 2005

The International Secretariat of OMCT requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in Ethiopia.

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by the Ethiopian Human Rights Council …

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Leaders of Ethiopia’s major opposition party go on hunger strike

Reuters, Nov 27, 2005 – Detained Ethiopian Opposition leaders facing possible treason charges said yesterday they would go on hunger strike this week to pressure the government to release them.
Members of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) arrested …

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