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Over 96,000 Ethiopians Returned from Saudi Arabia, Allege Abuse

Ethiopians constitute 26% of those who entered the country illegally. An estimated 400,000 Ethiopians believed to be living in Saudi Arabia.

A group of undocumented Ethiopian workers have said they were subject to serious abuses by Saudi police before they were expelled, including physical and psychological torture and being forcibly held in “dirty” prison camps.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Undocumented Ethiopian migrants who are being forcibly deported from Saudi Arabia by the thousands in a new crackdown say they were mistreated by authorities while detained.

In interviews with The Associated Press upon their arrival home, the returnees described beatings, theft and stays in dirty prison camps. Their accounts brought to light one of the world’s busiest and most dangerous migrant routes but one that remains overlooked amid the larger rush toward Europe. Continue reading Over 96,000 Ethiopians Returned from Saudi Arabia, Allege Abuse

Doubts Emerge Over UN Eritrea Human Rights Report

Despite wide international media coverage, the UN Human Rights report on Eritrea started losing its momentum as questions over its credibility has started to grow.

By Ray Ja Fraser,

LAST week, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI), created to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea, produced its final report. The COI report was widely covered by the mainstream press, and has led to a substantial amount of discussion regarding Eritrea. The report has also come in for considerable criticism, with several detailed articles rebutting different parts of the report (see I , II, and III).  Continue reading Doubts Emerge Over UN Eritrea Human Rights Report

The UN’s Double Standards Against Eritrea

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) voted a resolution sponsored by worst Human Right violator Somalia to set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea. Since they perfectly aware that HRC cannot order sanctions or maintain existing ones nor refer to the ICC, their ultimate goal was to achieve their Wikileaks era dream of seeing “revolution” inside Eritrea. According to BBC, each time such a commission does its year long research and announce its findings, it normally followed by a coordinated public “naming and shaming” campaigns that normally take governments down or spur towards change. We will see about that!

By Bereket Kidane,

INTERNATIONAL politics at the United Nations is a dirty rotten game played by the big powers that has been blatantly discriminatory to Eritrea over the last 65 years. These annual fabricated and bogus accusations against Eritrea at the kangaroo court known as the United Nations are meant to deny the right of Eritrea to exist as a sovereign state.  Continue reading The UN’s Double Standards Against Eritrea

U.S. Calls Extension of Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

It is a disservice to the UNHRC in general and the people of Eritrea in particular to continue to present Keetharuth as an “independent” Rapporteur, when her past and present activities against the State of Eritrea shows otherwise

By US Mission (Geneva),

THE following is the statement made by the delegation of the United States as delivered by Michael Dozler at the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session in Geneva on June 18, 2014.  Continue reading U.S. Calls Extension of Special Rapporteur’s Mandate

Stop Financing Tyranny Like in Ethiopia: William Easterly

By TesfaNews,

WILLIAM EASTERLY is a renowned economist and best-selling author of  the book ” The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten rights of the poor“.

In his latest interview with PBS talk show presenter Tavis Smiley, he  makes his case for a radical rethinking of approaches to global development. He brought the case of Ethiopia and its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as an example of an absolute dictator and calling him a serial human right abuser.  Continue reading Stop Financing Tyranny Like in Ethiopia: William Easterly

Some Policy Considerations Regarding the Ethiopian Outmigration

Ethiopia claims that it has enjoyed double-digit real economic growth for about a decade and that it is a stable nation. But the massive outmigration of its people points to a different reality

By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash,

IN OUR 19 December 2013 article entitled ‘Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains’ we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to Ethiopia. In this short article we aim to discuss further the incompatibility between macroeconomic growth and outmigration and close the piece by outlining potential mitigation strategies.  Continue reading Some Policy Considerations Regarding the Ethiopian Outmigration