UN-HRC35: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia


To Permanent Representatives of
Members and Observer States of the
UN Human Rights Council
Geneva, 25 May 2017

RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.

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Ethiopia: detained journalists denied justice

Elias, Ananiya and Daneil

Press Release (AHRE)

March 9, 2017

Ethiopian authorities should immediately release journalists Ananiya Sori and Elias Gebru or respect their right to due process. Since their arrest, on 18 November 2016, neither journalist, has been prosecuted or formally charged with any offense.

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(Press Release) Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Prof. Merera

For Immediate Release

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Amsterdam, Washington DC, Minnesota – December 29, 2016

Top opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he spoke to members of the European Parliament about the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Since his arrest, Dr. Merera has been brought to court twice but only to prolong his incarceration in both cases. The fact that he has not been officially charged yet is a tactic of the government to keep credible opposition members in suspense.

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